DUBLIN, Va. – Electricity used at Volvo Trucks’ New River Valley (NRV) plant is now carbon neutral, the company announced today.
As of November of this year, 100% of the electricity in the plant is generated by methane gas from 13 surrounding landfills.
“We are proud that Volvo’s commitment to sustainability goes beyond producing fuel-efficient trucks,” said Göran Nyberg, president, Volvo Trucks North American Sales & Marketing. “Our customers can be assured that we strive for energy efficiency every step of the way.”
Before this milestone was reached, the plant’s electricity in 2013 produced more than 40,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions. Now, the company’s electricity provider uses landfill gas to produce power for the plant.
“I want to congratulate the entire NRV team for their contributions to our core values of quality, safety and environmental care and their work toward creating a better future for our shareholders, our customers and our people,” said Franky Marchand, vice-president and general manager of the NRV plant. “Today, our electricity is produced without any additional CO2, contributing to an improved environment for our community. The trash of the past is the methane gas that fuels our plant today.”
The company said that this effort is just the latest milestone in the plant’s dedication to sustainability.
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