The Path To Zero
Raw & Renewable Materials
In 2016, we invented an entirely new technology called PlantCorc™. It’s based on sugarcane, a natural, renewable resource that’s grown separate from agricultural land so as not to compete with food production.
The manufacturing process produces some scrap or unusable product. While we have made year-over-year reductions in the scrap we generate, the bulk of it is sold to recyclers who turn it into food containers, playground equipment and park benches.
Nomacorc’s North Carolina facility deploys 1,260 solar panels that produce about 400,000 kWh of electricity per year, which is collected by the grid and purchased by Duke Energy, our local utility.