Kimberly-Clark has greenlighted a US$75 million investment that will see the FMCG manufacturer install a combined heat-power plant on-site at its tissue mill in Mobile, Alabama, according to a report published by Lesprom Network.

The plant is expected to be operational by the first quarter of 2019, and is hoped to improve the energy efficiency at the facility as well as reduce costs in the long-term.

“The Mobile team is excited about the role this state-of-the-art energy supply will play in strengthening our position as a strategic manufacturing site for Kimberly-Clark,” said Todd Visscher, Mill Manager.

“Energy projects like the one in Mobile contribute to our vision for sustainability while creating value for our business,” added Lisa Morden, Kimberly-Clark Director of Global Sustainability. “Our overarching goal is to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions by 20 percent over 2005 levels by Kimberly-Clark’s 150th anniversary in 2022.”