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How PepsiCo used a Lays potato chip plant to help heat neighboring homes

Elise Hannum writes in Fast Company about PepsiCo’s efforts to power homes with clean energy.

The C3 Take
  • PepsiCo is partnering with the city of Veurne, Belgium to heat residential homes using the local Lays potato chip plant.
  • Engineers are converting the water vapor from this plant into clean energy to heat radiators in 500 homes.
  • Private sector leadership is essential to creating a cleaner future.


“The venture will help PepsiCo meet its targets to cut carbon emissions by more than 40% by 2030 (against a 2015 baseline) and achieve net-zero emissions by 2040, ‘but also helps us give back to the local communities where we operate,’ says Wim Destoop, vice president and general manager of PepsiCo Northwest Europe.”

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