Infineum’s Business and Technology Centre in Linden now operating on solar energy
Wednesday, 15 January 2020, marked a historic day for Infineum’s Business and Technology Centre in Linden, New Jersey, U.S.A. For the first time in its 73-year history, the site was powered by electricity produced on the Infineum site.
The electricity is from a renewable source having been generated by a newly installed two-megawatt solar field made up of over six thousand solar panels. The panels combined produce an impressive 3.4 million kilowatt hours annually – around a third of the site’s annual consumption. Infineum estimates that this investment in solar energy will reduce CO2e emissions from the Linden site by approximately 1,300 mT annually.
The project broke ground last year, making use of five acres of previously under-utilised property. As always, safety was priority number one and the project team worked diligently to ensure no one suffered an injury, reinforcing the core value of Nobody Gets Hurt working for Infineum.
Sustainability is a cornerstone of Infineum’s business, enabling the specialty chemicals company to provide improvement to the environment and communities where it operates. This investment at the Linden site, follows recent solar panel installations at other Infineum sites in the UK and Singapore.
“This project is an outstanding and visible sign of our commitment to sustainability. It combines business value, benefits for the community and positive environmental impact, showing that running a business guided by sustainability principles is the right thing to do,” said Infineum Sustainability Director Maurizio Abbondanza.