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Karsdorf plant starts emissions reduction project

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In May, Opterra’s Karsdorf plant began a comprehensive emissions control project in order to comply with tighter emissions limits coming into force in Germany in 2019. The new regulations includes new limits for dust, ammonia, and NOX, among others.

The project will see the Karsdorf plant install an SCR system to filter the kiln exhaust gas to remove the regulated pollutants – particularly NOX. The new plant will be installed during the 2018/2019 winter maintenance period and is expected to be operational by spring 2019.

Costing €23 million, the project began with the ceremonial laying of first foundation stone in presence of local politicians, including the state Minister of Economic Affairs for Sachsen-Anhalt, Prof. Armin Willingmann, as well as Opterra CEO Danilo Buscaglia and plant management.

The investment is positive for the entire region, said Willingmann, securing the plant’s future – and the futures of the plant’s workers, its numerous local suppliers, local residents, and the environment.

“We have been vigorously working on the project in recent year,” said Opterra CEO, Buscaglia. “We are therefore pleased that it is now time for implementation. The Karsdorf plant will thus be in a position to improve its environmental performance and provide employees with sustainable jobs.”

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