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Thailand’s CP Foods aims to achieve 100 MW of solar energy by 2025



Thailand-based pioneer food company Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CP Foods) has planned to achieve 100 MW of solar energy by 2025.


CP Foods has planned to increase the installation of solar panels at its farms and centers. There will be installations in its180 animal farms, feed mills, and processing centers.


According to Peerapong Krinchai, Executive VP of CP Foods, the company has been promoting solar energy at its operations in all forms. This includes solar rooftop, solar farm, and solar floating.


The company has pledged for transition to food production by utilizing renewable energy.


Earlier, the company had installed solar panels on the rooftops of 27 factories, followed by 10 solar farms and 2 floating solar sites installations.


Under the third phase, the company will install solar rooftop and solar floating systems at 67 operations while to set up solar panels on more than 80 locations in the fourth phase, it stated, as per the local report.


Peerapong Krinchai further commented, “CP Foods works promote the use of solar energy throughout the value chain to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and enable cost optimization. The company had earlier this year announced that it had successfully phased out coal use across all of Thailand’s operations in accordance with coal free 2022 campaign. The business substitutes biomass energy for coal.”


With all these initiatives, the company plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 44,000 tons of CO2 equivalents. It aims to become a food company that uses 100% renewable energy throughout the value chain.

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