A collaborative new partnership is spurring a massive step forward for Saputo Dairy USA (SDUSA) on the innovation front, as the dairy supplier has teamed up with Hyperlight Energy, the developer of Hylux™ low-cost solar steam technology. Together, the companies will work to cost effectively lower SDUSA’s greenhouse gas emissions.
“We are committed to doing our part to help transition to a net zero food system by 2050,” said SDUSA’s Director of Corporate Responsibility Kalee Sanino. “We see this collaboration with Hyperlight Energy as a way to leverage our strengths for the greater good and contribute to solving sustainability challenges present in today’s food system.”
As part of this collaboration, SDUSA recently broke ground on a renewable thermal energy system at one of its facilities in California, as noted in a release. Through the use of Hylux, the dairy purveyor will reduce the CO2 intensity of this operation while advancing the company’s sustainability goals.
Through its partnership with Hyperlight Energy, Saputo is showcasing its ongoing commitment to pursuing sustainable business practices in order to safeguard the environment as the company continues to grow. In 2020, Saputo pledged to make significant progress on its climate, water, and waste performance by 2025, including the reduction of its CO2 intensity of its facilities by 20 percent.
“This partnership enables the demonstration and future expansion of an innovation that addresses a significant gap in the renewable energy market—economically viable renewable thermal energy for onsite application. We are looking forward to embarking on this journey with the support of the Saputo Dairy USA team,” stated John D. H. King, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Hyperlight Energy.
With this project, Saputo and Hyperlight Energy are looking to raise awareness and broader application of the Hylux technology across industries in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Overall, the project has the potential to make the economics of solar thermal more accessible on a large scale.
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