Ford revamps UK diesel engine plant in a move to lower CO2 footprint - report
Aug 17, 2011 - US car group Ford Motor Co (NYSE:F) has launched a third wind turbine at its UK diesel engine production site in Dagenham, which will secure the site's entire power supply from renewable sources, DailyTech reported yesterday.
Ford is aiming at reducing its carbon footprint and the change in the UK will enable the company double its annual savings of CO2 emissions to 5,000 tonnes from 2,500 tonnes currently.
The Dagenham facility already has two working wind turbines, which are generating 5.92 million kWh of electricity per year.
The third turbine, which is already in operation, will boost the total annual generation capacity at the site to 11.4 million kWh.
By the end of August 2011 the Dagenham plant will be powered entirely by wind energy.