Exide Technologies boosts green credentials with climate targets

Exide Technologies boosts green credentials with climate targets

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February 15, 2024: European lead acid battery manufacturer Exide Technologies has unveiled plans to achieve a binding target of a 30% reduction in emissions by 2030.

Exide said on February 2 it aimed to mitigate direct emissions and those linked to purchased energy — commonly referred to as scope 1 and 2 emissions.

Exide said it also planned to boost the sustainability of its operations by ensuring that, by 2030, a minimum of 20% of its energy consumption will be derived from renewable power that is generated by the company itself or on its behalf.

The company said it eventually hoped to go beyond 20% by embracing other “environmentally focused initiatives”.

Exide already operates three solar power generating facilities across Spain and Portugal and has three battery recycling plants.

The company said in March 2021 that it had gone live with a solar plus storage installation at its Portuguese battery production facility at Castanheira do Ribatejo, to store solar-generated power using 500kWh of Exide’s Sonnenschein A600 gel batteries.

The installation followed another in 2020 in Azambuja, just 18 miles away, at a battery recycling facility.

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