Carbon-neutral raclette cheese production in Landquart
A forward-looking solution has been developed by our Landquart site, which specialises in producing raclette cheese, working together with local waste management company GEVAG. Since 2015, GEVAG has supplied around 4.5 gigawatt hours of carbon-neutral district heating a year.
The Landquart site previously required 5.4 GWh of gas-generated heat a year to produce and store cheese, equivalent to the energy needs of 1,200 average Swiss households. Until recently, its primary energy source was gas. Since autumn 2015, however, natural gas has been gradually replaced by carbon-neutral energy from the district steam grid of local waste management company GEVAG. Generating around 4.5 gigawatt hours of energy from waste prevents an estimated 1,000 tonnes of CO2 from being released into the atmosphere.
A Swiss waste incineration plant is an environmentally friendly way of obtaining energy. I am delighted that our partnership with a local waste management company means we are able to make our raclette cheese in an even more cost-effective and environmentally sustainable manner.
Operations Manager at Landquart