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August 2012
79% efficiency improvement

Customer Land O'Lakes in Richmond USA reported a 79% reduction in gas consumption after replacing an old horizontal dryer with a Geelen Counterflow VD19x19TB*6 in October 2011, for the drying of extruded petfood and aquafeeds.

The team also reported superior sanitation standards and good access for cleaning.

According to Director of Sustainability Becky Kenow: “The Richmond dryer illustrates that well-deployed sustainability is good business. It shows we can achieve our sustainability
goals of reducing energy use and the environmental footprint of our facilities while increasing production capabilities.”

 

Please refer to this article in the Land O 'Lakes company magazine Growing Together.