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Carbon Free Volvo
Jamais Cascio, 28 Sep 05

Volvo production, that is. The Swedish automaker has announced that its truck manufacturing facility in Tuve will be the world's first CO2-free automotive plant. All of the factory's power and heat will come from a combination of wind power and biofuels, coupled with efforts to boost overall power efficiency by 20%. The Tuve facility is the first step in a longer-term effort to convert all Volvo facilities to CO2-free energy. Energy produced in excess of factory needs will be sold to the national grid.

"The Greenhouse Effect is a reality and the automotive industry has a specific responsibility for coping with emissions of carbon dioxide," says Volvo's Chief Executive Officer Leif Johansson. [...] "Reducing carbon dioxide emissions is no easy task [...] But the issue is so important that I believe we must be prepared to try out a variety of different alternatives, if we really want to succeed. Our investment in the Tuve plant is one such effort."

(Via Green Car Congress)

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this is project will sure boost the international office's objective which monitors every country's CO2 emission. there are actual parameters which gives the said office to watch over those countries with large auto companies. Auto Buzzer emphasized on how Prius, a new hybrid model of Toyota has significantly lesser environmental impact becuase of advanced features and all.


Posted by: jen on 7 Oct 05



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