May 04, 2022 Mercedes-Benz Vans Celebrates First Renewable Natural Gas Project in South Carolina
Mercedes-Benz Vans (MBV) is continually proving its commitment to building sustainable solutions that enrich people’s lives while protecting the environment. The MBV Charleston Plant recently celebrated being the site of the first renewable natural gas (RNG) project in South Carolina by hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony, which was attended by South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster. The MBV Charleston Plant is also the first plant in Mercedes-Benz AG to utilize RNG.
MBV utilizes RNG throughout its Charleston plant for various processes like maintaining building temperature and humidity levels as well as in the operations of its Paint Shop. The RNG is converted by GreenGasUSA from methane emissions at the McCall Farms commercial vegetable cannery in Effingham, S.C. Employing RNG to operate equipment with renewable energy is an important step in MBV’s sustainability journey to use green production practices and technologies to offset carbon emissions.
From the very beginning of operations in Charleston, the sustainable treatment of the environment has been made a priority. MBV looks forward to enhancing its environmental footprint by producing the next generation eSprinter, coming in the second half of 2023, CO2 neutral and as of 2022, having all Mercedes-Benz Vans production plants worldwide be 100% powered by green energy.
Learn more about the Mercedes-Benz RNG project here.