Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund Allocates Substantial Funds to JGL

The Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency has been allocated funds in the total amount of 269 million kuna for the projects of 77 Croatian companies.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes on the 18th of June, 2018, Mate Poropat, the director of pharmaceutical and technical operations at JGL d.d. signed a contract today on behalf of the company with the Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency. The contract allows for the allocation of resources as part of the call for "increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy in manufacturing industries".

The contract, which includes four projects for increasing energy efficiency and renewable energy, is worth a massive 4.020.117,31 kuna, and JGL has been allocated welcome funds in the amount of 2,514,426.58 kuna, covering 63% of the total value of the project.

On the occasion of the signing ceremony held at the headquarters of the Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency Fund, Poropat, who is also the project manager, thanked the Fund which had followed JGL's earlier investments in increasing energy efficiency in production.

"Our company is continuously working on improving energy efficiency in manufacturing and overall business, and the Fund recognised and supported that. Observance of the highest standards of environmental protection is the responsibility of every organisation, and for JGL, which is deeply affected by the community life in Rijeka, that's part of the company DNA,'' he stated.

JGL will implement four projects with the approved aforementioned funds. The first is the construction of a new 180 kW photovoltaic power plant on the roof of the facility at the Pharma Valley complex. By direct conversion of solar energy into electricity, the company will save 102,330.28 kWh per year through this investment, while reducing their CO2 emissions by 24.03 tons per year.

The second project to be tackled through the use of the provided money is related to the roof restoration of the entrance to the material storage site at Svilno 1, with the aim of achieving greater energy efficiency, and maintaining the temperature conditions in the premises by installing new roof insulation.

Following that comes the third project on the list, which involves replacing sterile refrigerant solutions with new, modern, energy-efficient ones.

The fourth and final project to have its door opened with the non-refundable funds is linked to the preparation of hot water in sterile and nylon dilution, which will increase overall capacity and accelerate the technological processes involved, with the primary source of heat being a heat pump powered by solar energy.