Distributed Energy Resources, Solar - April 28, 2022
Performance Food Group Adds Zero Emission Trailers
Performance Food Group Company announced the addition of 10 net zero emission refrigeration trailers to its fleet at the company’s Gilroy, California distribution center.
Through a partnership with Advanced Energy Machines (AEM), the Transport Refrigeration Units (TRUs) are solar-supported electric refrigeration solutions that can support the company’s foodservice distribution needs and have the capability of maintaining temperatures down to minus 20 degrees F.
As part of the company’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) commitment, PFG had made the shift towards innovative and sustainable technologies as the California Air Reso Board (CARB) continues its plan to impose zero emission requirements on TRUs operated and sold in California by the end of 2029.
“With this first wave of all-electric PFG TRUs, we take an important step to cutting down the greenhouse gas emissions from our trucks and trailers and achieving our ESG commitment of reducing power consumption intensity by 20% by 2030,” said Craig Hoskins, president and chief operating officer, Performance Food Group, in a statement. “Operationally, adding new technologies to our fleet gives us the opportunity to take an extended look at how we run our business and to find added efficiencies, which will allow us to provide better value to our customers.”
Since the introduction of the net zero emission TRUs in June 2021, PFG estimates the use of more than 6,500 gallons of diesel fuel has been eliminated, reducing the Gilroy distribution center’s carbon footprint by 73 tons. PFG plans to continue its carbon footprint reduction efforts by introducing more all-electric TRUs to its fleet over the next two years.