Frito-Lay Snack Food Plant Achieves Ambitious Net-Zero Goal
The facility also freed up land, previously used for the pre-treatment and land application of wastewater, for a 5-megawatt photovoltaic solar system that produces almost all of the plant’s daytime electricity needs. CDM Smith completed the entire photovoltaic solar installation, including 36 acres of photovoltaic panels on dual-axis ground-mount systems, single-axis concentrated photovoltaic collectors and dish collectors with Stirling© engine generators.
With 80 percent of construction debris recycled for beneficial reuse, the facility now sends less than 1 percent of its overall waste to landfill.
We are proud to have helped Frito-Lay and PepsiCo, Inc. meet their sustainability goals and reduce their environmental impact.
This is the first U.S. food manufacturing plant to reuse process water safely in production.