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Its first climate-neutral plant in China

Volvo Cars' manufacturing plant in Taizhou, China, is now Volvo Cars' first climate-neutral plant in China. How? It has switched to biogas. This will result in a reduction of more than 7,000 tonnes of CO2 per year.
The Taizhou plant already uses 100% solar and therefore climate-neutral electricity, with 40% being produced on-site, with its solar panels. With this switch to biogas, it has now also climate-neutral heating.
This is Volvo Cars' second car plant globally to become climate-neutral, the first one being its facility in Gothenburg, Sweden.
“We’re acting fast when viable climate-neutral energy alternatives become available,” says Javier Varela, chief operating officer and deputy CEO at Volvo Cars. “The switch to biogas at our Taizhou plant demonstrates how each of our manufacturing locations across the globe is developing its own climate-neutral energy mix, based on what’s available in the region.”
However, I have a question for Volvo Cars: where do you source your biogas? How do you ensure that its raw materials come from sustainable sources? (and doesn't come from palm oil that causes deforestation)

Solar roofs at Volvo Car Taizhou Plant, Volvo Cars' press release
Solar roofs at Volvo Car Taizhou Plant, Volvo Cars' press release


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  • Malcolm Macqueen

    4 w

    As a non car person it's great Volvo are now aiming for 2030 non #FossilFuels tho tyre rubber particulates remain problematic

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    • winnie nguru

      4 w

      Volvo has been steady in promoting clean sources of energy.. This is good progress

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      • Munene Mugambi

        6 w

        It goes without saying that it's encouraging to see Volvo Cars taking proactive steps towards climate neutrality in their manufacturing plants. However, ensuring the sustainability of biogas sources is crucial for maintaining environmental integrity. This should become standard practice for all companies transitioning to climate-neutral operations.

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        • George Kariuki

          6 w

          This is a great move by Volvo! Reducing CO2 emissions by 7,000 tonnes a year is a big win.

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          • Elizabeth Gathigia

            6 w

            This is absolutely great to use clean sources of energy

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            • Rashid Kamau

              6 w

              @elizbeth_gathigia It's the best move on the right trajectory.

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            • Jane Wangui

              6 w

              This is the way to go.. moving forward by reducing the emissions shows commendable commitment in ensuring that we safe guard our planet.

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              • Annett Michuki..

                6 w

                kudos we are impressed seeing China making such steps

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                • Princess

                  6 w

                  That's great news! But it's important for them to make sure the biogas comes from sustainable sources, so it doesn't harm forests or cause other issues.

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                  • Munene Mugambi

                    6 w

                    @princess_nel_268 Agreed!!! While transitioning to biogas is a positive step, ensuring its sourcing from sustainable and ethical practices is crucial to avoid unintended environmental consequences. It's essential for companies like Volvo to prioritize transparency and responsible sourcing to truly achieve climate neutrality. Otherwise if it comes from sources that harm the planet, what's the point?

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                  • walter lungayi

                    6 w

                    Great news!! The switch to biogas marks a significant step towards reducing CO2 emissions by over 7,000 tonnes annually, demonstrating Volvo's commitment to sustainable and environmentally friendly production practices.

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                    • mary Mwihaki

                      6 w

                      This is great

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                      • Sarah Chabane

                        6 w

                        Good job Volvo!

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                        • Saustine Lusanzu

                          6 w

                          Congratulations to Volvo, this is a great move and it emphasizes the use of renewable energy that is sustainable and friendly to the environment

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                          • Munene Mugambi

                            6 w

                            @saustine_lusanzu Volvo's adoption of renewable energy demonstrates that sustainability and profitability can go hand in hand. By investing in climate-neutral practices, companies can not only reduce their environmental footprint but also attract eco-conscious consumers and enhance their long-term viability in the market.

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