As part of the Obama Administration’s effort to cut climate-changing carbon emissions produced by the nation’s buildings and manufacturing plants, today the U.S. Department of Energy recognized General Mills, one of the world’s leading food companies, for its leadership in pursuing energy savings through innovative technologies as demonstrated in its Cedar Rapids, Iowa plant. Through the Energy Department’s Better Plants Challenge, General Mills has committed to 20 percent energy savings over 10 years in 25 manufacturing plants across the country. Altogether, the improvements at the Cedar Rapids plant are expected to save General Mills more than $4 million per year in energy costs, reducing the plant’s total energy bill by more than a third.
- U.S. Department of Energy Press Release
- Better Buildings Beat Blog: Cereal, Fruit Snacks, Frosting, and Energy, Oh My: Energy Department Undersecretary Lynn Orr Gets Behind-the-Scenes Tour of General Mills’ Cedar Rapids Plant
- The Gazette: General Mills recognized for energy savings
- Energy Manager Today: General Mills Cuts Energy Costs in Iowa, Eyes System for 14 Plants