Unox has launched Net Zero E-miXion 2030, a new multi-million-dollar action plan to achieve net zero carbon emissions across its global business by 2030.
The 10-step strategy includes the introduction of electric vehicles, biogas trucks, on-site renewable energy generation, utilising fully recyclable packaging and the use of green materials in all factories.
Plans are underway to create additional state-of-the-art factories in Padova, Italy, running on clean energy due to the inclusion of geothermic heat pumps and solar panels.
By 2030 the business – which has its US and Canadian operation in Denveis hoping to produce 3.75MWh of electricity per year with solar panels to compensate for the current fossil fuel consumption.
By that point, Unox factories are expected to collectively consume 4.2GWh per year, plus 42,000metres3 of natural gas will be required to heat its factories and offices.
Working with Padova University, Unox is planting high oxygen-producing plants on the factory development site to produce an ‘oxygen factory’, which will remain in place while work progresses to complete the new factory by 2027.
Moving forward, Unox trucks will be powered by hydrogen. Plus the manufacturer took delivery of three Teslas in March, and the company fleet will gradually be replaced with full electric vehicles.
There are already nine electric charging stations at Unox headquarters.