Michelin with CleanMax Enviro to raise renewable energy usage to 37%

French tire major Michelin has signed an energy purchase agreement with CleanMax Enviro Energy Solutions Pvt Ltd with the aim of ramping up renewable energy sources at its facility near here, the company said on Wednesday.

The first long-term open power purchase agreement will allow the tire manufacturer to increase its use of renewable energy to 37 percent from the current 11 percent at its Thiruvoi Kandigai facility located about 45 km west of Chennai in the neighboring district of Tiruvalur.

“…in India, we have pioneered many innovative green initiatives inside and outside the factory. Our partnership with CleanMax is another concrete step by Michelin in India to contribute to our global green mission,” Michelin Chennai Factory Manager Florent Chausad said.

Michelin India has several green energy projects in and around its state-of-the-art plant as part of the Michelin Green Group’s global mission to become carbon neutral by 2050.

In 2019, the company embarked on converting the facility from fossil fuel-based energy to renewable energy. In 2020, the company installed a rooftop solar plant that covers about 45 percent of the roof area providing 11 percent of the plant’s energy requirements.

According to CleanMax MD Kuldeep Jain, his company completed the 4.2MW on-site solar PV project for Michelin Group in 2020.

“We are excited to help Michelin in its quest to become more sustainable by implementing innovative green and clean energy solutions,” said Jain.

The company said the Chennai plant has taken several steps towards maintaining and upholding low emissions as part of its 4R strategy – reduce, reuse, recycle and regenerate.

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First published: June 21, 2023 | 9:45 p.m ist