Food & Beverage

Plug Power Wins Contract with FreezPak Logistics

Linda Hardesty

FreezPak Logistics has selected Plug Power’s GenKey fuel cell-cell system for lift trucks and hydrogen re-fueling system for its new cold storage distribution center freezer warehouse under construction in Carteret, New Jersey. The GenKey deployment includes 25 GenDrive fuel cells, a GenFuel outdoor hydrogen storage infrastructure with two indoor GenFuel dispensers, and total GenCare service   …Continue Reading


Hardee’s Deploys Energy Management

Karen Henry

Boddie-Noell Enterprises, the largest Hardee’s franchise operator in the United States, has deployed GridPoint’s integrated energy management at a majority of its 334 restaurants, with plans to deploy to the remaining sites in 2015 and beyond. Boddie-Noell’s achieved energy savings by controlling or monitoring building systems and restaurant equipment including ventilation hoods, ovens, coolers and freezers,   …Continue Reading


Earth Source Organics Buys RECs from Arcadia Power

Linda Hardesty

Earth Source Organics, a certified organic food manufacturing company in California, announced that it is now running on 100 percent clean electricity through a partnership with Arcadia Power. As an Arcadia partner, Earth Source Organics now meets the Environmental Protection Agency’s Green Power Partnership requirements. By partnering with wind and solar projects, Arcadia Power provides homes   …Continue Reading


OSI Expands Energy Management to 5 Facilities

Linda Hardesty

Global meat processing company OSI has hired Cascade Energy to deepen OSI’s energy efficiency efforts and expand its single-facility pilot program into five additional plants. In 2013, Cascade Energy and OSI launched a pilot program at OSI’s Oakland, Iowa, facility that involved: Setting up an energy measurement, tracking, benchmarking, and reporting system. Performing a tune   …Continue Reading


Grocery Store Installs Bloom Energy Fuel Cell

Linda Hardesty

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company plans to install a Bloom Energy fuel cell to power its Mt. Vernon, NY, store. The 250 kW system will generate more than 2 million kWh each year. The project supports the company’s carbon reduction goals and will provide resiliency even through grid outages, like those experienced in the   …Continue Reading


Non-Metal Switch Suits Industrial Applications

Linda Hardesty

Eaton has introduced its new non-metallic motor control disconnect switch that is designed to provide a secondary means of power shut-down for industrial manufacturers and applications in the food and beverage industry. Constructed with industrial strength thermoplastic materials, the non-metallic motor control disconnect switch is built to withstand corrosive and industrial environments and is IP67   …Continue Reading


Using Waste Heat in Restaurant Kitchens to Heat Water

Linda Hardesty

Next Step Living has acquired MVP Energy, creator of the EcoThermal Filter System, a clean energy technology for commercial kitchens. The EcoThermal Filter System captures waste heat from the cook line to preheat water. The waste heat moves through the grease filters and blows over embedded heat exchangers and the water is preheated. That preheated   …Continue Reading


DOE Announces 20 New Better Buildings Challenge Partners

Karen Henry

More than 20 new Better Buildings Challenge partners have committed to improving energy efficiency across their respective building portfolios by 20 percent over the next decade, the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced. These new partners bring with them more than 70 million square feet of fast-food, restaurant, manufacturing, university and government facilities. The new   …Continue Reading


MillerCoors Uses Onsite Solar, Biogas to Help Meet Energy Needs

Linda Hardesty

MillerCoors completed a 3.2 MW solar installation at its Irwindale, Calif., brewery. The project, which broke ground in October 2014, includes more than 10,000 solar panels installed across 10 acres of the brewery grounds. The brewery also creates biogas from wastewater to power two GE Jenbacher engines. MillerCoors worked with SolarCity on the project.


Chuck E. Cheese’s Picks Ecova for Utility Expense and Data Management

Linda Hardesty

Ecova has been selected by Chuck E. Cheese’s to provide its utility expense and data management services at about 525 locations nationwide. Ecova will leverage its Big Data Warehouse, which contains over 2.5 billion points of energy data from more than 700,000 facilities, to help Chuck E. Cheese’s gain a better understanding of its energy   …Continue Reading


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