Kellanova's Renewable Energy Usage to Reach 90% in 2024 - Smart Energy Decisions

Industrial, Solar, Sourcing Renewables  -  January 30, 2024

Kellanova's Renewable Energy Usage to Reach 90% in 2024

Kellanova, formerly known as Kellogg Company, a global snacks manufacturer, announced that its North America manufacturing operations will achieve 90% renewable electricity by the end of 2024 through a previously signed virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA). 

The company is on track to reach its goal of achieving 100% renewable electricity in global Kellanova-owned manufacturing facilities by the end of 2030 through a variety of programs, on-site, VPPAs, and renewable energy certificates (RECs).

In 2021, Kellanova signed a long-term wind energy VPPA in North America for approximately 360 gigawatt hours of wind electricity annually. The wind farm is located in north central Texas and adds clean energy resources to the community's local grid that is equal to 90% percent of the volume of electricity used across Kellanova's North American manufacturing facilities.

"Today's announcement is a big step toward achieving our Better Days Promise goal of 100% renewable electricity across our global manufacturing facilities by the end of 2030," said Janelle Meyers, chief sustainability officer, Kellanova, in a statement. "As a global food company, we have a significant role to play in helping to reduce reliance on limited energy sources across our value chain and creating a positive impact for people and the planet."

The company’s progress includes its European operations; Kellanova's manufacturing facilities achieved 100% renewable electricity to address its operations through the purchase of RECs. Kellanova's European manufacturing facilities have been purchasing RECs since 2016.

In addition, Kellanova is in the early stages of a research program partnership with the U.K. government to establish the potential use of green hydrogen as an alternative to natural gas for Kellanova manufacturing facilities in the country.

In its Asia, Middle East, and Africa region, Kellanova increased the share of renewable electricity from 1% in 2018 to 33% in 2023 through a variety of solutions, such as the use of solar panels in its facilities in India, South Africa, Thailand, and Malaysia.

In Latin America, Kellanova's facility in Colombia sources 100% renewable electricity through hydroelectric energy.

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