The Green Initiative
As an organization, at HIGHTEMP we are aware of the fact that our business hinges on nature’s fuel resources – and this eggs us on to constantly scout for processes that will effectively reduce our carbon footprint. HIGHTEMP has an installed capacity of over 42 furnaces, and is in the process of adding many more, to cater to the growing demand of heat treating across India. At HIGHTEMP, our business is closely linked to our capacity and capability to serve customers in the automotive sector.
Typically, the processes used in treating such parts are Carburising and Carbo Nitriding – operations that involve supply of adequate quantity of Carbon and Nitrogen for absorption and diffusion into steel components. Being a very highly power intensive process, we have been evaluating the possibility of using alternative fuel sources – predominantly green power to fire our furnaces.
In line with this objective, the strategy is to recycle agricultural waste and wood waste as biomass fuels, subject them to gasification, and couple this with an engine and a generator, to produce power. This move will significantly reduce our carbon footprint (green house gas emissions) by virtue of being a carbon neutral technology.
This green initiative from HIGHTEMP could possibly be a first-of-its-kind in India where heat treating co-exists with green power to reduce the carbon foot print. HIGHTEMP is at an advanced stage of discussions and negotiations with several of its customers to adopt this unique solution and thus contribute to make a positive difference in India’s quest for green power.