3/25/24 - Holland Company To Get Extra Federal Funding

Kraft Heinz - Holland, Michigan - image: cranesdetroit.com

Kraft Heinz in Holland will receive money for upgrades that are meant to help slash emissions.

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration announced $6 billion in funding for projects that will slash emissions from the industrial sector. 

Iron, steel, aluminum, food and beverage, concrete and cement facilities are some of those involved in this initiative.

The funding for the projects is coming from the Inflation Reduction Act and the Infrastructure Law, 

The money will support 33 demonstration projects in more than 20 states.

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said that the technologies being funded are “replicable,” “scalable,” and will “set a new gold standard for clean manufacturing in the United States and around the world.”

White House climate adviser Ali Zaidi said this funding aims to eliminate 14 million metric tons of pollution each year, equivalent to taking about three million cars off the road.

Among the funded projects:

—Constellium in Ravenswood, West Virginia is going to operate a first-of-its-kind zero-carbon aluminum casting plant and install low-emission furnaces that can use clean fuels such as hydrogen. The company produces aluminum for a range of products including cars and planes.

Kraft Heinz will install heat pumps, electric heaters and electric boilers to decarbonize food production at 10 facilities, including in Holland, Michigan.

—Cleveland-Cliffs Steel Corporation in Middletown, Ohio will retire one blast furnace, install two electric furnaces, and use hydrogen-based ironmaking technology. The project aims to eliminate 1 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year from the largest supplier of steel to the U.S. automotive industry.

—Heidelberg Materials US, Inc. will build a system that captures and stores carbon underground at its plant in Mitchell, Indiana. The project aims to capture at least 95% of the carbon dioxide released by the cement plant, which will prevent 2 million tons of carbon dioxide from entering the atmosphere each year.


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