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Ice Cream Manufacturer Receives EPA Sustainability Award, Saves $2 Million

Situation

  • Increasing Surcharges and a Need to improve sustainability .
  • Facility was paying $1.8 million in pollution surcharges to the city. By-products of the plant were being landfilled

Actions

  • Engineering Study was conducted
  • System modification, Opticlear® Automation installed, Chemical Treatment Scheme and by-products used in Anaerobic Digestion as Renewable feedstock to power 400 homes annually.

Result

  • $2M in annual saving from cleaner water and lower operational and chemical costs
  • Company receives EPA Sustainability Award in 2015