Hindustan Coca-Cola to source 40 per cent of power from clean energy

BENAGLURU: Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages (HCCB), the bottling arm of Coca-Cola India, has set a target to source 40 per cent of its energy requirements using renewable and clean energy fuel, before the end of 2018 and has begun sourcing solar power from a private firm and compressed natural gas from public-sector gas major GAIL to fire its two boilers at two production units in Karnataka.

  The move, according to the company, will reduce 24,500 tonnes of carbon emission from the two factories in the state.

HCCB also announced that an agreement has been signed with Atria Solar Power Pvt Ltd to procure 30 million units of solar power per annum. This will help the company meet 85 per cent of their electricity requirement through solar power, off the grid for the two plants in Karnataka.

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