As a major step toward fulfillment of its pledge to the RE100 initiative, which focuses on accelerating the transition to zero carbon grids at global scale, Crown Holdings, Inc. has signed a 15-year Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) with Longroad Energy to utilize wind power in all of its U.S. and Canadian beverage can plants starting on July 1, 2020. The new program will rely on a wind farm based in Knox County, Texas to generate over 400,000 MWhs of electricity. The renewable power will offset 100% of the energy usage within Crown's U.S. and Canadian beverage plants, which account for over 20% of the Company's global Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions. This transition serves as the first phase of Crown's RE100 plan, which anticipates that the Company will run 100% renewable electricity by 2050. The RE100 initiative is led by The Climate Group and CDP. One of the first milestones on the Company's journey will be achieving 30% renewable electricity by 2020. To accomplish this goal, Crown is exploring renewable options in other countries, including Mexico, which runs on a different electricity grid than the U.S. and Canada and would serve as the final portion of a complete North American renewable energy program by RE100 standards. The Company's next goal will be reaching 50% renewable energy utilization by 2030. Click Read More below for additional information.
The wine and grape industry has recently witnessed a soar in premium wines packaged in Bag-in-Box® due to its popularity among consumers who appreciate its convenience and long shelf-life after opening. Thanks to the great technological features of the system, including quality bags, the Vitop tap and outer boxes, the quality and properties of the wine are maintained for several weeks after opening.
Catalin Costiniuc, the sales manager for Romania and Bulgaria says, “We have developed unique expertise in the domain of wine packaging in Bag-in-Box®. For instance, our Vitop® tap is the tap that is most used for Bag-in-Box® solutions. Its excellent oxygen barrier, zero leak rate and premium quality are the reason for its success and explain why it has become such an essential element of Bag-in-Box® solutions.”
A range of premium wines in Bag-in-Box will be offered for tasting on the stand.
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