ADM’s US Flour Milling Operations Reach Carbon Neutrality
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American agribusiness Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) has completed a project to reach carbon neutral status at its 22 flour mills across the United States, a recent company release announced. The changes were accomplished by increasing the energy efficiency of the facilities, acquiring renewable energy certificates, and separating carbon dioxide at its commercial carbon capture and storage facility.
The project was the first of its kind in the flour milling industry and the largest in scale, according to ADM. Renewable energy certificates purchased by the company demonstrate that electricity is produced through renewable sources like solar or wind. Carbon capture and storage technology utilized by ADM helps to offset emissions created by the firm’s flour milling operations by permanently sequestering the gas a mile below the ground.