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Viking Energy earns Clean Corporate Citizen award

Agency: Environmental Quality

 

Aug. 25, 2011                                                                                                                           11-0825

For More Information                                                     Brad Wurfel, 517-373-7917,
 wurfelb@michigan.gov
                                                                                 Donna Davis, 517-335-2784,
 davisd8@michigan.gov

 

The DEQ today announced it has awarded one of its highest environmental stewardship honors to Viking Energy of McBain, LLC.

 

The C3 Program is a voluntary environmental program that recognizes stewardship at Michigan companies. The facility becomes the 16th power generation plant in Michigan to receive the Clean Corporate Citizen Program designation since it began in 1997.

 

Viking Energy of McBain produces electricity by burning wood waste, creosote treated fuel, and used tires from local suppliers. By burning recycled waste materials, Viking Energy of McBain helps reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfills. Working under the guidance of its parent company, IPR-GDF Suez North America Generation, Viking Energy of McBain has reduced the amount of caustic compounds and sulfuric acid use by 50 and 30 percent respectively, and lowered the level of visible air pollution by 20 percent.

 

Globally, the company operates nearly 15,400 megawatts of renewable generation capacity in hydro, wind, biomass, and solar energy, and has targeted a 50 percent increase in the global use of renewable energy sources by 2015.

 

With 90 percent of the company's global energy production emitting little to no carbon emissions, the company also earned a Fortune magazine designation as one of the Top 10 Most Accountable Global Corporations in 2008.

 

For more information on the C3 Program, visit the DEQ Web site at http://www.michigan.gov/deq/0,4561,7-135-3585_57802_4134---,00.html.

 

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