CATL aims to see its core operating plants become carbon neutral by 2025 and its value chain carbon neutral by 2035.
(CATL's production base in Zhaoqing, Guangdong. Credit: CATL)
CATL has seen another factory achieve zero carbon emissions as the Chinese power battery giant pushes ahead with carbon neutrality at its manufacturing sites.
On August 11, CATL's production site in Zhaoqing, Guangdong province, was awarded the PAS 2060 Carbon Neutrality certificate by international certification body SGS, marking the factory's achievement of carbon neutrality in 2022 and officially becoming a zero-carbon factory, the battery maker announced today.
This is CATL's first zero-carbon factory focused on energy storage batteries and its second wholly-owned zero-carbon battery factory after the Yibin factory in Sichuan, it said.
The Zhaoqing site is one of CATL's thirteen production sites and began mass production in May 2022, it said.
The plant reduces carbon through switching energy mix, distributed photovoltaic power generation, use of green energy, and carbon offsets, CATL said.
Meanwhile, CATL is reducing energy consumption from manufacturing by monitoring and adjusting equipment operation in real-time to avoid ineffective operation power consumption of equipment, it said.
On March 24, 2022, CATL announced that it has built a zero-carbon battery factory in Yibin, Sichuan, the first of its kind in the world.
"The Yibin plant is just the starting point, and we will leverage the lighthouse plant to achieve carbon neutrality across our global bases," CATL said at the time.
On April 18, CATL announced its zero-carbon strategy, looking to become the first major global battery maker to achieve carbon neutrality.
CATL aims to see its core operating plants become carbon neutral by 2025 and its value chain carbon neutral by 2035, according to its zero-carbon strategy.
CATL is the world's largest power battery maker, with 112.0 GWh of batteries loaded from January to June, continuing to rank first in the world with a 36.8 percent share, according to data released on August 3 by South Korean market researcher SNE Research.