Ramar Foods Installs Clean Energy Fuel Cell Technology to Power Facility
Through Increased Energy Efficiency, Ramar Foods Embodies Corporate Social Responsibility and Reduces Carbon Footprint
PITTSBURG, Calif., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Ramar Foods announced the introduction of a cutting-edge clean energy fuel cell by Bloom Energy to power its manufacturing facility in Pittsburg, California. The 200 kilowatt fuel cell will produce 1.6 million kilowatt hours of electricity and help to substantially reduce the facility’s CO(2 )emissions.
“As part of our greater sustainability efforts, we’ve had our eye on a number of alternative energy solutions, and fuel cells make the most sense for our operations, which run 24/7, unlike the sun,” said PJ Quesada, VP of Marketing for Ramar Foods. “Not only is the Bloom Energy server a great investment for our company and the environment, but the system is made here in California, which is very important to us.”
The Bloom Energy Server will provide 65% of Ramar’s electricity needs for its 33,000 square-foot manufacturing and packaging facility for the company’s ten proprietary brands of Filipino & Asian frozen foods. The new technology will reduce the carbon footprint of Ramar’s Pittsburg operations by over 400,000 pounds annually.
The Bloom Energy Server is a new class of distributed power generation, producing clean and reliable energy for onsite operations. It converts fuel into electricity through an electro-chemical process rather than pollution-heavy combustion. The high efficiency, reliability and sustainability benefits make the system a versatile and cost-effective long-term investment for Ramar Foods.
Ramar’s motivation to install this clean energy technology comes from the company’s commitment to improving their business practices and maintaining corporate social and environmental responsibility. During the November 19th ‘wire cutting’ ceremony the new system will be dedicated to a cleaner, greener future and a sustainable food supply chain.
About Ramar Foods
Ramar Foods was founded in 1969 by Ramon and Maria Quesada. The little family business, known as Orientex®, started in Mountain View, California. Primo Quesada, the 6th of 11 Quesada children, took Ramar Foods into national markets by focusing the company’s products on flavors from Asia and the Philippines. The company’s success is evident in their time-tested family recipes, high-quality ingredients, and dedicated customer service. For more information, visit www.ramarfoods.com.
For media related inquiries, please contact PJ Quesada at 925-526-2215 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE Ramar Foods