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TRENDS
Northwest Naturals'
1.2-megawatt solar
installation is one of
the largest privately
owned rooftop
solar installations in
the Portland, Ore.,
metro area.
Northwest Naturals
has 165,000 square feet of manufacturing space across
two locations in Portland, Ore., and one of the largest
privately owned rooftop solar installations in the
Portland metro area. The 1.2-megawatt solar installation
is used for High Pressure Processing (HPP) of raw
pet food - using HPP machines manufactured by JBT/
Avure Technologies.
" HPP is a non-thermal pasteurization method that
uses high-pressure water to inactivate microorganisms, "
said
Errol Raghubeer, Ph.D., senior vice president of
food science, JBT/Avure Technologies, Middletown,
Ohio. " The primary benefits of HPP pet foods are the
inactivation of bacterial pathogens such as Salmonella,
Listeria monocytogenes and pathogenic E. coli, and the
preservation of nutritional components such as vitamins
and bioactive compounds. "
Pet food companies are also turning to power purchase
agreements (PPAs) as a way to procure renewable
energy without investing in the infrastructure themselves.
In a PPA, a pet food company contracts with an energy
provider to purchase electricity generated by a renewable
energy system. The energy provider owns, operates and
maintains the system, while the pet food company agrees
to purchase a set amount of electricity over a fixed period
of time. This allows processors to lock in a fixed price for
the electricity, providing price stability.
" We see more and more pet food brands entering
power purchase agreements and making public commitments
to carbon neutrality as a necessity for future
generations, " Joergensen said. " Chr. Hansen has entered
an ambitious, long-term agreement with Better Energy,
a so-called power purchase agreement, to ensure that
all of Chr. Hansen Denmark's annual electricity usage
is covered by renewable energy. It is a good example of
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how companies can assume joint responsibility for creating
new electricity from renewable sources to the benefit
of the planet. "
New systems, new challenges
Despite the advantages of renewable energy, switching
to a new system can come with its own set of challenges.
One of the biggest challenges is the upfront costs associated
with investing in renewable energy infrastructure.
This can be a barrier for many pet food companies, especially
since the return on investment (ROI) can take
several years to achieve.
" Construction costs and complexity, along with the
expected duration for ROI, are all areas that can pose
obstacles for inclusion of renewable energy sources, "
Hafendorfer said. " Other areas that might challenge a
project include having space on the roof or adjacent land
for solar panels. Not all power grids are set up for allowing
onsite generated power to feed back to the grid or
sold to the electrical utility. Political pressures, government
policies, corporate influence, age-old infrastructure,
lack of proper battery storage system, and existing
market conditions often stand in the way for a wider
adoption of renewable energy as well. "
Although the use of renewable energy is expanding
throughout the United States, regulations can vary from
state to state. This means that access to renewable electricity
can sometimes be limited, depending on where a
pet food company's facilities are located.
" Many of our facilities are located in states where renewable
electricity options are limited today, " Sandhu
said. " The US market for renewable thermal energy is
less developed and more complicated. We continue to explore
options to help us achieve our sustainability goals. "
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