Visalia, CA, May 3, 2019 – Skyven Technologies, Inc. has signed an agreement with California Dairies Inc. (CDI) to install the world’s largest rooftop-mounted Intelligent Mirror Array (IMA™) system at the CDI plant in Visalia, CA. The system will reduce local air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions by 436 metric tons of CO2 annually.
As one of the nation’s leading dairy co-ops, with seven dairy processing facilities in California, CDI is setting a best practice example for fuel-less heat solutions in the food and beverage industry. CDI will deploy 2,000 cutting-edge IMA collectors, which capture heat from the sun and inject that heat into the plant’s boilers, reducing the need for burning natural gas.
The project is supported by the California Energy Commission Food Production Investment Program with the goal to accelerate the adoption of state-of-the-art energy technologies that can substantially reduce energy use and costs and the associated GHG emissions.
“Sustainability is at the heart of our business, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because there are clear business benefits,” said Darrin Monteiro, Director of Government Relations at CDI. “Our project with Skyven is going to save the company money on fuel and reduce our CO2 emissions”.
“CDI is an amazing partner to work with,” said Arun Gupta, CEO of Skyven Technologies. “This project proves that sustainable business practices and innovative solutions pay off and benefit, both the industrial sector and society.”
About CDI: California Dairies, Inc. is the largest member-owned milk marketing and processing cooperative in California producing 40 percent of California’s milk. Co-owned by nearly 400 dairy producers who ship 16 billion pounds of Real California Milk annually. California Dairies, Inc. is a manufacturer of quality butter, fluid milk products, and milk powders. In addition, California Dairies, Inc. is the home of two leading and well-respected brands of butter – Challenge and Danish Creamery. California Dairies’ quality dairy products are available in all 50 United States and in more than 50 foreign countries. For additional information on California Dairies, Inc., visit www.californiadairies.com.
About Skyven: Skyven is a solutions provider for industrial process heat. Skyven’s proprietary Intelligent Mirror Array (IMA™) reduces the need for burning fossil fuels in industrial boilers. Thanks to IMA™ manufacturing facilities save money and improve local air quality. To learn more about Skyven, visit: www.skyven.co
About The Food Production Investment Program: The Food Production Investment Program is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment – particularly in priority populations. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling, and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are located within and benefitting priority populations across California. For more information, visit the California Climate Investments website at www.caclimateinvestments.ga.gov