Bulmers-maker C&C Group has announced that it is committed to reducing its carbon emissions by 42% over the next year.
To accelerate GHG emission reductions, C&C Group has contracted Irish decarbonisation firm CoolPlanet to ‘significantly’ decarbonise its Clonmel (Bulmers) site’s direct carbon emissions.
Decarbonisation is the term used for the removal or reduction of carbon dioxide (CO2) output into the atmosphere.
Using its decarbonisation software, Clarity, CoolPlanet noted that it has identified a number of opportunities that will deliver its target of a 42% reduction in carbon emissions at the Bulmers manufacturing facility over the next 12 months.
The beverage manufacturer highlighted that this would represent a 1,882-tonne reduction in CO2.
Martin Doogan, head of engineering at C&C Group, said, “This innovative design will reduce on-site carbon emissions by up to 50%, thus significantly impacting our overall group sustainability targets, and it will materially reduce site natural gas dependency in these uncertain times.”
CoolPlanet CEO Alan Keogh said that the two companies have developed a close working relationship, which has facilitated the development of effective decarbonisation opportunities and projects.
Keogh said that climate change is one of the most important concerns that we face today.
“It’s great to see companies like C&C Group stepping up to help solve the global challenge that is climate change, investing in long-term green initiatives to reduce carbon emissions,” he added.
C&C is aiming to be a carbon-neutral business by 2050, at the latest.