Volvo's Belgium plant first in world with carbon dioxide-free production

October 2007
Trailer / Body Builders;Oct2007, Vol. 48 Issue 12, p14
Trade Publication
The article reports that Volvo has the first vehicle plant free from carbon dioxide (CO2) in Ghent, Belgium. This entails investments in wind power and biofuel to provide electricity and heat that adds no CO2 to the atmosphere. The plant constructed wind power plants, covering half the electricity requirements. The remaining is supplied by the Belgium energy company, Electrabel. A biomass plant supplies 70% of the heat, and energy for combustion is provided by solar cells. The remaining is provided by an oil-fired boiler converted to burn bio oil.


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