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Nissan Expands Its Green Manufacturing Footprint

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Nissan also expects the new Resende plant to have the one of the lowest rates of CO2 emissions in the world among automotive companies. This feat will be accomplished in part by sourcing raw material near the plant, which reduces CO2 emissions in transport. Use of state-of-the-art equipment and production technologies including the most modern robots will provide greater energy efficiency. The plant's design also allows for natural light to reduce energy use.

The plant will use water-based ink, which is more environmentally friendly and will use ink cartridges in painting robots, which significantly reduces the waste based on the lower discharge of ink and solvent. The process also increases the average efficiency of ink usage from an average today of about 30 percent and Nissan's new plant will be at 80 percent efficiency.

Based on significant recycling and efficient use of resources, Nissan's Resende plant is designed to achieve one of the lowest rates of landfill use by June 2015. The goal is to have less than 0.5 percent plant resources become unusable waste.

The future

Nissan Green Program 2016 promotes activities not only in development and manufacturing departments associated with the production of automobiles, but also in sales, service and all other departments of the company. Even with its plans to increase sales volume globally, Nissan forecasts that through the initiative CO2 emissions from its new vehicles and corporate activities will peak in the 2020s and then subside while the volume of new natural resources used will be maintained at the level of the 2010s.

SOURCE Nissan Americas

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