One of the world's largest manufacturers of frozen potato products, McCain Foods, has announced it has commenced construction on a renewable energy system, which is expected to cut the grid electricity consumption of its food processing facility in Australia by almost 40%.
The 8.2MW system is also expected to reduce emissions by more than 27,000 tonnes every year.
The project comprises a 17,000-panel ground mount, a car park solar array and an anaerobic digester, which utilises biogas produced by food waste to generate energy - together, the two systems will also reduce the site’s reliance on natural gas by 16%.
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