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Santiago, July 2020: Camanchaca finalizes a clean energy supply agreement with Lipigas for two plants

July 23, 2020
The five-year contract will supply Camanchaca with liquefied gas to supply power for its langostino lobster and mussel operations.

Camanchaca S.A. announced investments in new tanks in order to use liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as its primary fuel source at processing plants for langostino lobsters and mussels in Tomé (Biobío region) and Rauco (Chiloé), respectively. The initiative is part of the company’s commitment to becoming carbon neutral, which the subsidiary Salmones Camanchaca plans to do by 2025.

In addition to upgrading the tanks, the Company signed a five-year contract with Lipigas, the company it worked with to design a custom energy solution that includes high-tech equipment to supply LPG—a clean, efficient and low-carbon power source. The system will be operative within the next 90 days.

Over the term of the agreement, Camanchaca will cut CO2 emissions by approximately 6,000 tons—the equivalent of removing nearly 1,500 cars from circulation or planting 12,000 trees— supporting the company’s commitment to carbon neutral operations.

“At Camanchaca, we are committed to making progress toward sustainable fishing and aquaculture as we seek to boost efficiency and protect the environment, which is the home we share. We are constantly seeking and innovating to improve our production processes in ways that are good for the environment as well as the company so we can offer healthy, nutritious products to feed the world from the ocean,” said Chief Executive Officer Ricardo García H.

“Lipigas has partnered with Camanchaca on its commitment to becoming carbon neutral as we reiterate our purpose of creating efficient, environmentally friendly energy solutions that contribute to reducing carbon footprints and making operations cleaner for our customers,” said Large Client Manager at Lipigas, Esteban Rodríguez.

Replacing the tanks and making LPG the primary fuel source for processes in Tomé and Rauco comes in addition to the recent power supply agreement that incorporates energy from 100% renewable sources at all the Company’s operations—industrial fishing, salmon farming and shellfish farming. This agreement will cut approximately 15,000 tons of CO2 emissions.

The Industrial Fishing Division in the Biobío region has also invested in process optimization in Coronel in order to meet demanding environmental protection standards and protocols. These investments include incorporating an abatement system (2016) and converting from electricity to become Coronel’s first fishery to operate on natural gas, thereby reducing particulate matter emissions by 90%.