Kraft Heinz Receives DOE Funding for Clean Energy Projects - Smart Energy Decisions

Commercial, GHG Emissions, Sourcing Renewables  -  March 25, 2024

Kraft Heinz Receives DOE Funding for Clean Energy Projects

The Kraft Heinz Company announced it was chosen to receive up to $170 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Clean Energy Demonstration.

The funding will support the implementation of clean energy projects at 10 of the company’s U.S. plants that manufacture various food products that can be replicated across a wide range of food and beverage manufacturers. 

This investment will fund part of “The Delicious Decarbonization Through Integrated Electrification and Energy Storage” project, helping these locations lower annual emissions by more than 99% from 2022 levels.

“At Kraft Heinz, we’re on a journey to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050,” said Marcos Eloi Lima, Chief Procurement and Sustainability Officer at Kraft Heinz, in a statement. “This investment will give us critical resources to make necessary improvements in our plants to help increase their energy efficiency and reduce emissions. This investment recognizes our continued efforts to reduce our environmental footprint, and we’re eager to get started.”

Kraft Heinz will use the funds to install a range of technologies, including heat pumps, electric heaters, electric boilers, anaerobic digesters, biogas boilers, solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, and thermal energy storage. 

The 10 sites include Champaign, Ill.; Columbia, Mo.; Fremont, Ohio; Holland, Mich.; Kendallville, Ind.; Lowville, N.Y.; Mason City, Iowa; Muscatine, Iowa; New Ulm, Minn.; and Winchester, Va.

To develop the application, Kraft Heinz engaged ENGIE, a company that provides strategic consulting, global reporting and implementation support to corporations, governmental organizations, and municipalities on their net-zero journeys.

Keywords: doe, Kraft Heinz

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