November 19, 2017

Even greener future for Audi Hungaria's heat

February 13, 2017

Audi Hungaria is the largest industrial geothermal energy user in Hungary: since its conversion to green energy, the volume of the company's geothermal energy consumption has grown to 100 GWh, which so far has reduced carbon dioxide emission by 20,170 tons.

"Sustainability and efficiency is a dominant element of Audi Hungaria's efficiency, and therefore we put great emphasis on their encouragement in day-to-day operations, as well as manufacturing processes" - said Axel Schifferer, Audi Hungaria's Managing Director for Finance. "Its reliance on geothermal energy ensures the company's environmentally sparing operations in the long term, because this way we can cover nearly 70% of our heat energy demand in a carbon-neutral manner."

Two years ago, the company placed its energy supply on brand new foundations, and since November 2015 renewable geothermal energy has been supplied by the Heating Center of Bőny. Within the framework of the Geothermal Project of Győr, Audi Hungaria has entered into a long-term heat energy supply agreement for the provision of geothermal energy to the company's Győr site with PannErgy Plc's subsidiary, DD Energy Ltd. This cooperation has been forged for 17 years, and can be optionally extended for an additional period of 15 years.

The Győr-based AUDI HUNGARIA Ltd is an entity of the AUDI Group, the key engine supplier of the Audi and Volkswagen Group. The Győr
site manufactures the Audi A3 Limousine, A3 Cabriolet, as well as Audi TT Coupé and Audi TT Roadster models. Since 2006, Audi Hungaria
has been delivering a number of aluminum car body elements for various brands belonging to the Volkswagen Group. For years, Audi
Hungaria has been Hungary's top-ranking company in terms of sales revenues, and is one of the country's largest exporters. Audi Hungaria
employs approximately 11,500 people in Győr

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