World, meet RTO the Afterburner, or more formally, Regenerative Thermal Oxidizer, a relatively new addition to our roastery floor. Simply put, it’s a very efficient machine, using 70% less gas than conventional afterburners in the roasting process–which annually saves enough energy to heat 209 homes for a year. It makes the equivalent environmental impact of 109 cars off the road, and 9,300 tons of CO2 not emitted into the atmosphere. The Oregon Energy Trust helped us to buy it when we opened our new Portland HQ, and we’re so proud and grateful to be able to do our part to be as sustainable as possible. Read more about it here.
RTO Installation – July 2012
RTO in Operation