Printed.com switches to biomass power
Mar. 12, 2012, London, UK - The rapidly growing web-based digital print shop, Printed.com, is switching to generating 100% of its electricity from renewable biomass.
Mar. 12, 2012, London, UK – The rapidly growing web-based digital print shop, Printed.com,
continues to advance its green credentials by using electricity
generated solely from biomass – a completely sustainable source of
Biomass is an organic, plant-based material which has been employed
for many years. It can be used directly, in order to produce heat, but
can also be used to generate electricity or converted to sustainable
fuels such as bio-ethanol. It is a plentiful and diverse energy source
which is renewable over its entire lifecycle, delivering significant
carbon savings. Although biomass is carbon-based, unlike fossil fuels
such as coal, oil and natural gas the ongoing process of growing more
organic material locks away as much carbon dioxide as burning it
produces, making it completely carbon neutral.
Nick Green, founder of printed.com, commented, "Being a sustainable
and eco-friendly business is hugely important for us, and we’re
currently finalising a “full cycle” system, whereby we will generate
zero waste – so watch this space for that!"
Nick has a wealth of international business and sales experience in
the digital and print industries, spanning almost 20 years. During this
period, technology has changed beyond recognition with the rise of the
internet and the advent of digital printing, and environmental concerns
have increasingly come to the fore.
To date, the digital print company has attracted more than 10,000
print, design and SME customers, and Nick aims to increase this
significantly over the next few years by developing the company into an
internationally-recognised provider. As the business grows, so too will
its energy use – and its environmental responsibilities.
Addressing wasteful practices is good for businesses’ environmental
and financial bottom lines. Nick aims to use his expertise to turn
printed.com into a leader in the field, making them an example to other
companies. "Businesses in the UK waste between ten and twenty per cent
of the energy they buy, which is not only bad for the environment but
also ineffective in terms of cost. It is key for us to ensure we are
doing what we can to reduce our carbon footprint and we urge other
growing businesses to do the same."