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Emmi Roth Adds 1,600 Solar Panels to Platteville, Wisconsin, Plant to Reduce Carbon Footprint

Emmi Roth Adds 1,600 Solar Panels to Platteville, Wisconsin, Plant to Reduce Carbon Footprint


PLATTEVILLE, WI
Friday, September 21st, 2018

Emmi Roth recently announced the completion of a solar panel installation at its Platteville, Wisconsin, plant. Initiated by a new sustainability goal, Emmi Roth implemented 1,602 JA 330 watt panels on the roof of its cheese production facility. The solar panels will supply 15 percent of the annual electric use of the cheesemaking plant.

Tim Omer, President and Managing Director, Emmi Roth“We want to have the lowest possible carbon footprint we could have in the industry,” said Tim Omer, President and Managing Director at Emmi Roth. “This is another step in our commitment to focus on sustainable initiatives, so it’s very exciting for all of us here at Emmi Roth.”

The installation—managed by Eagle Point Solar out of Dubuque, Iowa—will reduce the company’s carbon footprint by eliminating 14,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions from the environment. The company noted in a press release that this is equal to saving 1.4 million gallons of gas, recycling 43,000 tons of waste, or reducing coal usage by 13 million pounds.

Jim Pullen, General Manager, Eagle Point Solar“There are many companies trying to live up to sustainability goals,” said Jim Pullen, General Manager at Eagle Point Solar. “Emmi Roth is part of a group that actually makes these goals a reality and invests in the environment.”

The company also recently invested in a new anaerobic digester at the same location in Platteville, Wisconsin, in an effort to lower operational costs and remain environmentally responsible for the waste being produced during its cheesemaking operations. Its investment in the anaerobic technology will also allow it to utilize biogas as a source of energy in the future.

The solar panels will reduce the company’s carbon footprint by eliminating 14,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions

For the latest in how others in our industry are reaching new sustainable heights, keep reading Deli Market News.

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