Duda, Gills unveil energy-saving technology

07/12/2012 06:54:00 PM
Tom Burfield

Gill said he started looking into new technology many years ago when he realized that, “When we peel onions, we lose about 35% of the onion.”

The $11 million Advanced Energy Recovery System previously installed provides 600 kilowatts of electricity, enough to power 460 homes, he said. Power comes from methane gas produced by onion waste.

Duda said it’s important that sustainable technology make economic sense.

“In our mind, ‘sustainable’ has to have a green impact but also be financially sound, otherwise it’s not sustainable — you’re just spending money to feel good,” he said.

The new solar panel project will offset 40% of the company’s energy costs year-round, he said.


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Steve Hunger    
Tracy, CA  |  July, 13, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Excellent on so many levels!

Roger Chen    
China  |  July, 15, 2012 at 10:33 PM

Congratulation for such new energy technology application. As a company, your endeavor trying to use energy storage technology to reduce energy consumption and energy cost, it will really benefit the whole society, and encourage the society to try their efforts for those activities which could bring benefit to society and nature, not only just to earn money.

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