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Ramar Foods selects Bloom Energy's clean energy fuel cell for California plant

FBR Staff Writer Published 13 November 2013

Ramar Foods, a US-based specialty food products manufacturer, has selected Bloom Energy's clean energy fuel cell to power its manufacturing facility in Pittsburg, California.

Claimed to help reduce the facility's CO2 emissions, the fuel cell will produce 1.6 million kWh of electricity.

Bloom Energy Server will provide 65% of Ramar's electricity requirements for its facility that manufactures Filipino & Asian frozen foods brands.

The technology, which is a new class of distributed power generation, producing clean and reliable energy for onsite operation, converts fuel into electricity through an electro-chemical process rather than pollution-heavy combustion.

It will allow Ramar's Pittsburg operations to reduce carbon footprint by more than 400,000 pounds each year.

Ramar Foods Marketing vice president PJ Quesada said, "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.

"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."