Coca-Cola Refreshments earned the number three spot on the US Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) list of the largest on-site green power generators.
EPA's Green Power Partnership includes more than 1,300 organisations recognised for their support of alternative energy to reduce their environmental impacts.
A key factor in Coca-Cola Refreshments' high ranking is the recent installation of a landfill-gas-to-energy system at one of its Atlanta (US) facilities.
The system supplies most of the facility's energy needs, including electricity, steam and chilled water. The use of bio-fuels, fuel cells and solar panels to provide alternative energy at other facilities also contributed to the recognition.
Blaine Collison, director of EPA's Green Power Partnership, said: "The EPA applauds Coca-Cola Refreshments as a leader in using green power. Coca-Cola was named a Top Partner due to the company's commitment to reducing its carbon footprint through on-site renewable energy generation."
The system at the Atlanta plant generates at least 48 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of on-site biomass energy annually. This is equivalent to eliminating the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of more than 6,000 passenger vehicles per year.
Source: The Coca-Cola Company
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