Volvo's plant in Ghent first in the world with carbon-dioxide-neutral vehicle production

The Volvo Group in September presented the first vehicle plant in the world that is completely carbon dioxide (CO2) neutral, Volvo Trucks’ plant in Ghent, Belgium. The Volvo Group’s efforts pertaining to CO2-neutral plants are fully in line with EU’s goal for reducing carbon-dioxide emissions by 20% in Europe by 2020. The Volvo Group’s ambition is to make all its plants CO2-neutral. Already in 2005, the Volvo Group decided to transform the Volvo Trucks plant in Tuve, Sweden into a CO2-neutral vehicle plant and work is currently in progress on the completion of the local planning and an application for environmental permits has been prepared. For Ghent, investments in wind power and biofuel will provide the plant with electricity and heat that does not add any carbon dioxide to the atmosphere.  
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