Being eco"logical" means using the head to care for our things.
Gayafores has a special commitment to the environment and behaves responsibly to protect it, both in terms of using energy efficiently and reducing and recycling waste.
100% involved in energy efficiency
Gayafores has two thermal oil heat recovery facilities. One for capturing heat from cogeneration exhaust gases and another for capturing residual heat from the plant baking furnaces.
This involves recovering the heat from the ovens and cogeneration exhaust gases to provide hot air for the drying process. Heat is recovered through air and oil heat exchangers and thermal oil circuits.
The total heat supplied to the driers under normal working conditions saves the equivalent of 1,000 kW (Higher Heating Value) of natural gas for a maximum air working temperature of 185 oC, which means a reduction of 649 tonnes of CO2/year in atmospheric emissions.
We control atmospheric emissions of particles by using dry aspiration filters, monitored offline to ensure proper operation, and emissions of combustion gases, which are audited and verified against the appropriate environmental quality standards as laid down by Integrated Environmental Authorisation directives, in order to comply with the Kyoto Protocol for improving the environment by preventing climate change.
Waste handling and recycling.
All waste is classified, stored and passed to authorised waste management companies who certify its proper disposal. We also make efficient use of water in the production process and have a packaging system that minimises use of materials and waste in the packaging process.
Gayafores' Integrated Environmental Authorisation and Global Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) is certified by AENOR, the Spanish Association for Standardisation and Certification.