2009_TITAN_CSR_SustainabilityReport__ENG

The study was completed in july 2009 included both a

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Unformatted text preview: mprove further the carbon footprint of the ash separation process. A total of 1871 square feet of photovoltaic solar panels are installed on the top of the silos capable of collecting 9.24 peak kilowatts of energy. In its first year of operation the system has saved about 23,000 KWh of electricity. Also, the energy-saving dense-phase fly ash transport equipment installed at this facility efficiently conveys fly-ash with yearly energy savings of close to 1,000,000 kilowatt hours per year compared to previous designs. 35 36 Quarries management and biodiversity In 2009 the total area of active quarries was 97.1 million m2, out of which 17.7 million m2 are affected by operations, 13.2 million m2 have been already rehabilitated or reclaimed to date (cumulative) and 66.2 million m2 are still un­ touched. As reported in 2008 and in accordance with the EU Habitats Directive, part of the Zlatna Panega Quarry in Bulgaria was included in the Natura 2000 Network of sites as the Karlukovo Special Area of Conservation (SAC). Under the framework of TITAN’s CSR and Group Targets for Environmental Sustainability, a biod...
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