CATL, the Chinese battery giant, has been trying to reduce its CO2 emissions for several years. On August 11, 2023, the production site located in Zhaoqing has achieved carbon neutrality.
This is the second CATL factory to reach the long-awaited threshold of carbon neutrality. A few days ago, the Chinese giant’s battery factory located in Zhaoqing, Guangdong province, received the PAS 2060 carbon neutrality certificate issued by the international body SGS. A little piece of paper that allows the battery factory to officially be a ” zero carbon site ».
CATL already has two carbon neutral factories
To succeed in reducing emissions from a battery factory, CATL decided to modify its energy mix by producing photovoltaic energy. This is distributed using green energy, which makes it possible to “ offset carbon emissions “, according to a spokesperson for the company. In 2021, the Yibin plant located in Sichuan also received its carbon neutrality certificate.
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For CATL, this is the second battery factory to achieve carbon neutrality. The Chinese company has a very clear strategy on the subject: it wants its main factories to become carbon neutral by 2025 and for its entire supply chain to be so by 2035. Zhaoqing, the one that just received its certificate, is one of CATL’s thirteen production sites.
The battery specialist (37% of the world market share of batteries for electric vehicles) still has work to do, but we can trust him on this subject. CATL seems to make reducing its carbon emissions a priority. The goal for the Chinese is to become ” the world’s first major battery manufacturer to achieve carbon neutrality ».
Last year, the Chinese giant, for example, ” advances more than 400 energy saving projects campaign, thereby avoiding a total of 450,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions and increasing the proportion of green electricity use to 26.6%. For Jiang Li, secretary of CATL’s board of directors, the company’s carbon neutral plan is unprecedented in the field.