Coca-Cola Facility to Unveil Five Bloom Energy Server Fuel Cells for Earth Day
20 Apr 2012
Coca-Cola is to celebrate Earth Day (this Sunday – 22nd April) with a ceremonial ‘green ribbon-cutting’ to unveil the installation of five Bloom Energy Server natural gas powered fuel cells at its beverage production facility in American Canyon, California. The solid oxide fuel cells will help to power, and offset the carbon emissions of, the 360,000 square-foot production plant.
Coca-Cola has previously deployed a Bloom Energy Server at its Dinuba, California site, as well as UTC Power phosphoric acid fuel cells at facilities in Elmsford, New York and East Hartford, Connecticut. Additionally, Coca-Cola converted its forklift fleet to hydrogen power at its production and distribution centre in San Leandro, California.
Energy efficiency and climate protection is one of seven focus areas of Coca-Cola’s ‘Live Positively’ platform – a commitment to growing its business in economically, environmentally and socially sustainable ways. “Coca-Cola is committed to sustainable and responsible growth, and we recognize that the health of our business is directly linked to the health of the planet and its resources,” said Shirley Boone, vice president of manufacturing for Coca-Cola’s Northwest Region.
Reference: Coca-Cola Press Release; MarketWatch