Chevy to invest $40 Million into 16 Eco-Friendly projects across the country
The projects range from biomass to wind turbines, and are part of Chevy's efforts to prevent 8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from entering the earths atmosphere over the next five years.
Metrolina Greenhouse in Huntersville, NC is replacing natural gas with renewable biomass – mostly waste wood – to heat greenhouses that grow gardening plants.
Crow Lake Wind Farm in Mitchell, S.D, a 108-turbine wind farm, provides rural farmers and residents with locally generated power and financial returns. Seven of the turbines are community-owned, one is owned by Mitchell Technical Institute and is used to provide vocational training for students.
Waste heat recovery at gas pipeline pumping stations in Culbertson, Mont. and Garvin, Minn. is capturing the heat that would otherwise be vented from natural gas pumping station motors and recovering it to generate electricity. That electricity is fed back into the grid.
Chevy is also partnering with the National Forest Foundation and the San Juan National Forest in Colorado. They will help replant trees in a portion of the forest severely damaged by a fire.
The projects are all in their earlier stages. Carbon reductions from these projects will be gradual over the next five years. The projects must be reviewed and confirmed before the investment is completed.