SINGAPORE – Greenfields, the largest dairy company in Southeast Asia has partnered with Total Solar Distributed Generation (DG) to provide solar power for its biggest milk processing plant in Palaan, East Java, Indonesia.
The Indonesian plant plant, which processes 70 million litres of milk annually will be equipped with a 1,300kWp solar power system by Total Solar DG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of French energy group, Total S.A.
Greenfields said that the system is expected to be running in the third quarter of 2020. The solar system will have a capacity to generate 1,770MWh of electricity annually, covering around 20% of the plant’s power needs.
With 3,750 modules, the dairy processors said that the system will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by around 1,482 tons every year, in line with Greenfields’ commitment to sustainable farming.
“Greenfields is pleased to partner with Total Solar DG on this project, which will not only broaden our energy sources and improve our resource’s efficiency, but also reduce our environmental footprint and help build a more sustainable future,” said Edgar Collins, CEO of AustAsia Food.
“Total Solar DG is proud to be supporting Greenfields in its sustainability commitment to drive down carbon footprint in a safe and sustainable way,” said Gavin Adda, CEO of Total Solar DG.
Founded in 1997 to supply milk and dairy products to the Indonesian market, Greenfields manages two farms in Indonesia with 16,000 heads of cattle, and a world-class milk processing facility.
Part of the AustAsia Food group, Greenfields also exports its dairy products to major markets in Southeast Asia, including Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Brunei and Myanmar.
The company is also home to several brand of gourmet cheeses including Mozzarella, Ricotta and Bocconcini cheeses.