Korean SKIET’s Polish factory pushes for 100% renewable energy

SK IE Technology, an SK Innovation subsidiary producing lithium-ion battery separators (LiBS), announced on April 28 that it will use eco-friendly power at its plant in Poland, which is scheduled to start mass-production in the third quarter of 2021.

SKIET signed a contract to receive eco-friendly energy from Tauron, a local power company in Poland.

Since the beginning of 2021, SKIET has been using eco-friendly electricity 100 percent at all its business sites in Korea. It claims to be the first Korean company to attain 100 percent renewable energy.

The company went a step further by making its plant in Poland switch to renewable energy 100 percent. It is planning to steadily introduce eco-friendly electricity at overseas bases.

SKIET says that it has reduced greenhouse gas emissions from its Korean and Polish operations by 70 percent, achieving meaningful results in its ESG activities. About 70 percent of all greenhouse gases generated from LiBS manufacturing processes are blamed on the use of electric power.

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