Our Taupo plant is situated in the Taupo volcanic zone, where a number of high-temperature geothermal fields are found. Geothermal energy is a clean, renewable resource that does not consume any fuel or produce significant emissions.
In January 2007, the company decided to convert to using geothermal energy for kiln-drying at our Taupo site. We are also using the geothermal energy for heating our manufacturing operations and providing a better processing environment.
After use in heat exchangers, the geothermal fluid is reinjected back into the earth, thereby helping maintain the field and minimising emissions.
Tenon's innovative use of geothermal energy is a continuing evolution of our efforts to become more sustainable in our operations.