FMC Corporation has announced that it has started harnessing solar energy at its second manufacturing facility at the Panoli Industrial Estate in the state of Gujarat in India. FMC’s Panoli operations is now sourcing 20 percent of its total power requirements from a 50 MW solar power plant, under an agreement between KPI Global Infrastructure Limited, Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Ltd, (GETCO), and the Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA).
The use of solar power is expected to result in zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, reducing the overall emissions by about 2,000 tons, said company officials.
“FMC’s global investments in energy-efficient processes have resulted in reduced usage of absolute energy with minimal disruptions over the past two years.
Expanding the use of solar energy at the Panoli manufacturing plant is a step forward in this direction, reducing our overall carbon footprint and promoting the health and safety of local citizens,” said Pramod Thota, President, FMC India.