BUCHAREST (Romania), October 7 (SeeNews) – Greek-based bottling company Coca-Cola Hellenic has opened a power co-generation unit in Romania as part of its plans to cut carbon dioxide emissions in the countries of its operations by more than 20%, it said on Wednesday.
The combined heat and energy (CHP) plant was developed in a partnership with with U.S.-based renewable energy company ContourGlobal at the Coca-Cola Hellenic bottling unit in Ploiesti, in southern Romania, Coca-Cola Hellenic said in a statement.
The CHP plant will supply electricity and heating to the bottling unit and will sell surplus electricity to the Romanian power grid operator. It is the first of the 15 co-generation plants that Coca-Cola Hellenic is going to build in 12 countries of operation, including eight European Union member states. The company's second CHP plant will start operations in the western Romanian city of Timisoara next year.
Romania joined the EU in 2007.