FMC Corporation Expands Solar Power Usage for India Operations

In line with its commitment to reduce environmental footprint, FMC Corporation, an agricultural sciences company, has started harnessing solar energy at its second manufacturing facility at the Panoli Industrial Estate in Gujarat, India.

April 23, 2021. By Manu Tayal

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In line with its commitment to reduce environmental footprint, FMC Corporation, an agricultural sciences company, has started harnessing solar energy at its second manufacturing facility at the Panoli Industrial Estate in Gujarat, India.

The company has expanded solar power usage to the second facility after the successful shift to solar energy at its first facility in April last year.

FMC’s Panoli operations, currently, source 20 per cent of its total power requirements from a 50 MW solar power plant, under an agreement between KPI Global Infrastructure Ltd, Gujarat Energy Transmission Corporation Ltd, (GETCO), and the Gujarat Energy Development Agency (GEDA).

Commenting on the development, Pramod Thota, President of FMC India, said “FMC’s global investments in energy-efficient processes have resulted in reduced usage of absolute energy with minimal disruptions over the past two years. Expanding the use of solar energy at the Panoli manufacturing plant is a step forward in this direction, reducing our overall carbon footprint and promoting the health and safety of local citizens.”

The use of solar power is expected to result in zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, reducing the overall emissions by about 2,000 tons.

Thota further said, “we intend to further increase our energy share coming from renewable sources like solar and wind with an anticipated increase in power requirements onsite. Amidst the Indian government’s efforts to encourage the use of solar energy, FMC’s sustainability initiatives will be instrumental in setting the benchmarks for the country’s manufacturing industry.”

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