Coca-Cola Hellenic has announced the introduction of advanced energy-efficient power generating capacity at its plant in the Ukraine that is set to reduce CO2 emissions by more than 40 per cent.

It is also expected to increase energy efficiency by more than 32 per cent versus traditional power generation.

The combined heat and power (CHP) plant, which is located at the Coca-Cola Hellenic bottling facility in Kyiv region, was introduced in partnership with ContourGlobal, an international provider of efficient energy solutions.
The President of Ukraine, Victor Yanukovych, who officially inaugurated the new energy saving facility stressed the importance of this initiative for the environment, and the community and called on Ukrainian business to switch to eco-friendly technologies.

With electrical capacity of 6MW, the CHP plant supplies highly efficient clean electricity, heat, chilled water and CO2 for the soft drink production process. It is the only quad generation plant in Ukraine.

Working in partnership, Coca-Cola Hellenic and ContourGlobal have pledged to build a total of 20 CHP facilities in different countries by 2015.

This marks the biggest CHP programme in the beverages industry and is expected to reduce global carbon emissions by 250,000 tonnes each year on completion.

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