Sustainability is the central element for Ensus
Sustainable, renewable products from biomass - that's what Ensus stands for. With our products, we contribute to a climate-friendly world and ensure that fossil carbons remain in the ground permanently.
Our vision of a climate-friendly world
In order to prevent the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere from rising further and to lower it, fossil carbon must remain in the earth and CO2 must be extracted from the ambient air. Plants absorbing CO2 during their growth are the most efficient and proven way to harness CO2 from the ambient air.
From local raw materials we produce renewable ethanol for fuel and other applications as well as the protein animal feed Ensus DDGS. In addition, the biogenic CO2 produced during fermentation is forwarded to a liquefaction plant and is processed for the food, beverage and healthcare industry.
Certified Greenhouse gas savings
We focus on reducing greenhouse gas emissions along the entire value chain. The highly efficient production facilities of CropEnergies Group reduce CO2 emissions by up to 70% across the whole value-added chain compared to fossil fuel. The Ensus biorefinery has been certified according to ISCC EU.
Our biorefinery works according to the principle of circular economy and uses sustainable raw materials as fully as possible. The biomass used results in different products that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Renewable raw materials
Ensus only uses agricultural raw materials of European and local origin - taking into account all quality and sustainability requirements. The agricultural raw materials must not be grown on areas worthy of protection such as forests or areas with a high level of biodiversity.
From local raw materials to local products: With our animal feed Ensus DDGS we are contributing to the UK’s protein supply and reducing soy imports from North and South America.
Even when procuring and delivering our products, CO2 emissions should be reduced. Short transport routes through local and European raw materials as well as transport by vessel make this possible.
Our production is characterized by continuous optimization, efficient processes and modern energy supply systems. Ensus will increase the use of renewable energies and CropEnergies Group as a whole is aiming for climate-neutral production by 2050.
We pay attention to our employees, create a pleasant, respectful working atmosphere and offer scope for our own work design. Health protection and occupational safety are particularly important to us, and these are ensured through training and preventive measures.
Entrepreneurial success and social responsibility go hand in hand. We are in dialogue with a wide variety of stakeholders. We manufacture safe and high-quality products and rely on long-term partnerships. Based in a rural area, we offer qualified jobs and contribute to the development of the regional economy. Our social commitment focuses on local projects. We rely on ethical, legal and responsible behavior, which is laid down in the Südzucker Group's code of conduct.
The whole CropEnergies Group aims to achieve climate-neutral production by 2045. As a first milestone, direct and indirect emissions from production compared to 2018 are to be halved by 2030.
The intended measures can be grouped into three main categories: