New Zealand dairy company, Synlait (ASX:SM1) has today announced New Zealand’s first large-scale electrode boiler, located at its Dunsandel site in Canterbury, is fully commissioned and has been operational for the last two months.
Synlait estimates that over a ten-year period, the electrode boiler’s emissions savings at its current capacity of 6MW are roughly the same as emissions from 9,600 households.
The electrode boiler provides renewable process heat to Synlait’s advanced dairy liquids facility.
The steam from the electrode boiler will be used to pasteurise and sterilise milk, clean production lines, and help form product packaging, among other uses.
Synlait CEO Leon Clement says it's an exciting moment for Synlait. It’s a significant milestone in terms of reducing our energy footprint as part of our sustainability commitments.
Shares in Synlait (ASX:SM1) closed 0.58 per cent lower at $10.24 yesterday.