McCain, the world's largest manufacturer of frozen potato products, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Airthium for a pilot project in one of their facilities. As part of their commitment to reduce their global CO2 emissions by 2030, McCain is focusing on reducing the carbon footprint of their facility's heat production.
Decarbonizing industrial heat is a massive challenge that is paramount to achieving global climate targets. Airthium is dedicated to accompanying its customers in achieving ambitious net-zero objectives.
Processes such as pasteurizing, drying, frying, or boiling require a lot of heat, the food and beverage industry represents 200 TWh/y of heat in the EU. Much of this heat is used in the form of steam at temperatures far exceeding 100°C. The food industry is looking for solutions that can reduce or eliminate their reliance on fossil fuels for heating.
Airthium's heat pump is one of these solutions, with an unparalleled ability to reach very high temperatures (over 200°C) efficiently and cost-competitively.
Under the terms of the MoU, Airthium will install a containerized solution to provide a part of the high-temperature steam needed by the customer's factory. Both parties will participate in funding the project.
This agreement will help inform the customer's decarbonization roadmap and enable Airthium to increase the Technology Readiness Level of their innovation, all while establishing integration processes for future collaborations.
This is a major advancement for Airthium as it solidifies our business case and gives us a valuable partner with whom we can collaborate and learn.
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