Ternium Brazil and Gás Verde, a biomethane producer in Rio de Janeiro, have just signed a new agreement to supply biofuel for use in production processes at the Ternium Industrial Center. The association between the companies goes back to 2019, and has just been renewed with a view to optimizing sustainable gas use in Ternium’s operations.
Biomethane is a 100% renewable energy source which can reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions by 99.9%. Produced from landfill biogas, biomethane can be used both in industrial production processes and to fuel vehicles, replacing all types of fossil fuels ranging from diesel, LPG, fuel oil, natural gas and gasoline, for example. Ternium is the first steel production company in Latin America to use biomethane in its production processes.
“Ternium is convinced that sustainability is the main factor driving development and innovation in the industry. In 2019, we pioneered the use of biomethane in steel production, and this latest agreement enables us to reinforce our commitment to use biogas for the benefit of companies, society, the environment and our neighboring community,” commented Ternium Brazil president, Marcelo Chara.
The biomethane supplied by Gás Verde to Ternium is produced in the Seropédica Sanitary Landfill (RJ), considered the largest in Latin America, and applied in various stages of the steel mill's production process. Gás Verde CEO Marcel Jorand explains that, “our mission is to help companies progress on their journey towards Net Zero. We are committed to the energy transition and confident that biomethane is today the most efficient option, thus eliminating the need to offset as it actually reduces the production of emissions."