Being eco"logical" means using the head to care for our things.
Gayafores has a special commitment to the environment. Our commitment to sustainability is maximum, both with regard to the efficient use of energy resources and with regard to the treatment, reduction and recycling of waste.
100% involved in energy efficiency
Gayafores has two facilities for heat recovery by thermal oil. One to take advantage of the heat from the cogeneration exhaust gases and the other to take advantage of the residual heat from the plant's baking ovens.
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 has the Integrated Environmental Authorization and the Global EPD (Integral Product Declaration) certified by AENOR.
In addition to this, Gayafores is a company certified by Interseroh (Zero Waste Solutions), which has recognized its effort to reduce the ecological footprint. The organization endorses that the recycling of materials related to the products of Gayafores in Germany, in 2018, meant the use of almost 76,000 kilos of resources, while avoiding the emission of around 9,800 kilos of greenhouse gases.