MOVE Systems and ALLCOT develop first ever New York based carbon credit generation project and it is already officially registered
MOVE Systems International, LLC, a company which delivers safe and clean energy solutions to the mobile food industry, has commenced a joint venture with ALLCOT Group to develop the first ever carbon credit generation project based in New York City. The program is already officially registered with the Verified Carbon Standard (VCS) Program, the world’s leading voluntary GHG program. Traditional food carts powered by noisy, pollution spewing gasoline generators are being replaced with MOVE’s new state of the art food carts powered by an ecofriendly combination of batteries, solar panels and CNG/propane. This switch will generate carbon credits and demonstrates specific actions being taken to fight climate change.
New York City has nearly 8,000 food carts and trucks operating on its streets completing an estimated 1.2 million mobile food transactions daily. Traditional food carts are usually equipped with both gas generators for power and portable propane tanks for cooking appliances. The presence of both fuel sources on board this confined space is a potentially dangerous scenario and is technically illegal, although the law is rarely enforced. The City has already experienced food truck and cart fires, including an incident in 2011 that even caused a temporary shutdown of the West Side Highway. MOVE’s new food carts, called the MRV100, also include a restaurant-grade kitchen with refrigeration, sinks and water storage reservoirs. These features help address sanitation obstacles often encountered in mobile food vending.
Alexis L. Leroy, CEO of ALLCOT, is delighted with this project. “We are very happy for supporting MOVE Systems on their sustainability journey. Developing business in US market is a clear strategic objective of ours, so this collaboration is very exciting for us to be involved with”, explains Leroy.
Kevin Kane, Project Manager, MOVE Systems, says: “We are excited to partner with ALLCOT on this project and add another dimension to our environmentally friendly solutions for modern urban spaces”.
David Antonioli, CEO of VCS, says: “This is an exciting milestone and it demonstrates how carbon finance can drive low carbon solutions into the marketplace”.
ALLCOT is a company specialized in end to end sustainability solutions for individuals and businesses of all sizes. In addition to helping companies engage with their stakeholders and consumers through positive sustainability actions, we develop environmental projects in-house and continue to be one of the leaders in the professional environmental services sector.
We offer a number of services related to climate change. These include carbon footprint measurement, emissions reduction and offsetting; also, trading in climate change, energy derivatives and the compliance and voluntary carbon markets.
About MOVE Systems International, LLC
MOVE Systems, founded in New York City, builds and deploys environmental solutions for the urban streetscape. MOVE is bringing the mobile food industry into the 21st century by developing safe, environmentally sound, and attractive vending vehicles. Through its unique hybrid and renewable energy system, MOVE is eliminating polluting generators from our city streets and providing the most advanced technology to the next generation of food carts and trucks.
VCS supports climate action and sustainable development with standards, tools and programs that assess environmental and social impacts. Founded in 2005 by environmental and business leaders who saw the need for greater quality assurance in voluntary carbon markets, VCS now serves as a secretariat for the various standards they develop and programs they manage, as well as an incubator of new ideas that can generate meaningful environmental and social value at scale. VCS is a 501c3 organization headquartered in Washington, DC, with remote staff in various parts of the world