Setting a unique example in going green in a major way, the Renault factory at Tangiers in Morocco is set to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 98 percent. This will make it the first car factory in the world to use renewable energy. It has been reported that the factory that will go on stream in 2012, this factory will be set as a zero carbon industrial site, with zero liquid industrial waste.
Such an initiative is being made possible with a partnership between Morocco, Renault and the French environmental firm Veolia. The Moroccan national electricity office will also be a partner in the project.
According to officials who were quoted by reports, CO2 emissions will be cut by 98 percent, which will be about 135,000 tonnes of CO2 avoided each year. Further, the factory will also make sure that no water used in the industrial process will be released into the natural environment.
To be powered by electricity from by renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, as well as hydroelectricity the plant will not emit any liquid industrial waste and will cut its needs in water by 70 percent. It has also been pointed out that the Renault Tangiers-Mediterranean industrial complex will begin operations with an initial capacity of 170,000 vehicles a year. The capacity will be spruced up to 400,000 vehicles as days go by.
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