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Sustainable Fabrics: Renewable Energy

Fossil Fuels Eliminated

11,000,000 Kgs

CO2 Emissions Reduced

20,900,000 Kgs

Rice Stalk Contribution

13% Blend

MI Industries has phased out usage of fossil fuels & is using more than 99% of renewable energy in its sustainable fabric manufacturing. Our Fabric Sustainability 2025 mission has coming to life!

Sustainable Fabrics: Fossil Fuels Phased Out

In the last 5 years, we moved away from using petroleum coke & coal to manufacture fabrics. Coal and Pet-Coke are sulphur based fossil fuels emitting harmful & greenhouse gases trapped in the Earth’s core for millions of years.

 

These fuels were mined in Indonesia & Australia and then transported to Indian ports. Thereon, these were brought inland by diesel trucks.

Let's Go Renewable Energy

In 2020, we used more than 99% of renewable fuel for our fabric manufacturing making MI fabrics more sustainable than ever before. We have converted our fuel base to Agri-waste.

 

Agri-Waste is burnt on fields or food separation plants. Agri-waste is a wasted resource that is regenerated in each year’s harvest using the energy of the sun. This energy was typically released as latent heat on fields but is now powering our operations to make your fabrics more sustainable.

Reduction in Pollution by 99%

Such biomass is typically burnt in waste heaps creating significant pollution due to an improper combustion process. The pollutants comprise of unburnt carbon/soot which reacts with water vapour in the air to create the infamous smog in India affecting millions of lives.

 

When agriwaste is combusted in our high-efficiency boilers, it creates less than 1% particulate pollutants which are otherwise emitted. With each meter of our sustainably manufactured fabrics, we are reducing pollutants in the air.

The Road Ahead for Sustainable Fabrics

Last year, we targeted the usage of rice stalks (type of agriwaste) which is notorious for its health implications on millions of people in India. A layer of smog is created for months when farmers burn it to clear their fields for the next harvest. We incentivized our local community to not burn over 4000 tonnes of rice stalks and accumulated it for research.

 

We were able to achieve a consumption of 1300 tonnes (1.3 Million Kgs) to manufacture sustainable fabrics while saving emissions by over 99% of particulate matter resulting in smog.  Our target is to increase the current contribution of rice stalk in our fuel blend.