“By hiring an Energy and Environmental Manager, we send the signal to the marked that we want to go in a greener direction,” says Bjørn Thorsen, CEO at Ib Andresen Industri:
“At the same time, we want to offer our customers – new as well as old – more green solutions, which will be a supplement to what we already offer our customers.”
95 % reduction
For the role of Energy and Environmental Manager, Ib Andresen Industri has hired Kasper D. Rasmussen, who started on 1 April 2021.
One of the first things that Kasper has been involved in was to set the criteria, including the time frame, for the sustainable initiatives, and “with this in place, we are able to prioritise the sequential order and scale the sizes of the sub-projects in order to reach our goal,” Kasper D. Rasmussen says.
Ib Andresen has, among other things, an aim to reduce the internal carbon emissions with 95 % up to and including 2030 compared to 2019. “The crucial factor is where we spend our effort in order to reach our goal. In the short term, the task was to analyse in which areas it makes sense to invest green.”
“Some of the reduction of carbon emissions is given. Among other things, [the applied district heating company] Fjernvarme Fyn has an aim to phase out coal in 2023. Our focus will therefore be on other carbon emitting energy sources, which on the short term do not have the prospect of becoming greener. For example, a part of our investment plan is to phase out our entire natural gas consumption in 2025 as the latest.”
Another aim is that Ib Andresen Industri during 2022 will be able to offer greener options to choose from as a supplement to the current services. The aim for the greener options – e.g., packaging, steel works, transport, and design to recycling or longer life span – is that the carbon saving will appear in the quotation, just as the carbon impact of the traditional options will appear.
Kasper D. Rasmussen has recently defended his PhD thesis where he answered to question: Is the accessibility of crucial metals a bottleneck for the green transition? During his PhD, Kasper D. Rasmussen was also co-author of a report that analysed the possibility and price of sustainable aircraft fuel in Denmark.
Image / Energy and Environmental Manager Kasper D. Rasmussen.