A Brazilian power utility is to build a $39m cogeneration plant to power the Coca-Cola factory in Rio de Janeiro.

Light SA (LIGT3) plans to build the plant by December and Bloomberg quotes Marco Donatelli, director of the company’s energy-efficiency unit Light Esco, as saying that the company plans to run the facility at the drinks manufacturer for the next 15 years.

The facility will turn natural gas into power, steam, carbon dioxide and nitrogen for soft-drink production, he said. It may include a boiler that will run on wood pellets.

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