The decarbonisation process of the entire production cycle is very important to Lamborghini. The car manufacturer del Toro therefore not only pays attention to the emissions of the range, but also to that of production: not surprisingly, it has announced the start of the construction of a plant for the use of the biomethane instead of natural gas to feed its Sant’Agata Bolognese plant. The system will deliver almost 4 million cubic meters per year, equal to approximately 65% of the company’s gas needs, and will make it possible to reduce CO2 emissions from the current 37% to approximately 80%, for a total of over 11,000 tons of CO2 per year.
Lamborghini itself wanted to retrace the main steps carried out in the field of sustainability: from the creation of a park of 10,000 oaks to biomonitoring projects with bees, through the construction of one of the largest photovoltaic plants in Emilia Romagna, the creation of a district heating and trigeneration plant and the launch of the most recent sustainable logistics project. In view of the future, the choice of biomethane for the Sant’Agata Bolognese site is not the only green choice that the car manufacturer del Toro promises to take: in fact, the largest investment in its history has already been confirmed, equal to 1.5 billion euros in 4 years, which will lead to a full hybrid product range in 2024 and the introduction of a fourth 100% electric model by 2030.
“In terms of sustainability, Lamborghini was a forerunner in the automotive sector, when the issue was still not addressed, if not partially, by large companies – commented Stephan Winkelmann, CEO of Lamborghini – Our commitment began in 2009 through a series of programs and investments, which in 2015 led us to obtain the ‘CO2 neutral’ certification for the entire plant. And today our path accelerates with the aim of becoming from a production site to a CO2 neutral company, according to a holistic approach that involves product, plant, logistics and supply chain“.