Stumptown Coffee teams with Energy Trust

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Thursday, May 17, 2012

Stumptown Coffee Roasters is retiring the high-temperature afterburner it uses to scrub air from roasting coffee in favor of a new system.

Oregon law requires manufacturers to scrub air before releasing it to the environment. It is an energy-intensive process.

When it moves, Stumptown will retire the afterburner in favor of a “regenerative thermal oxidizer” or RTO. The Energy Trust is contributing about $200,000 toward the cost. Stumptown officials expect the new system to cut its gas bill by a quarter and to pay for itself within three years.

RTO systems are widely used in manufacturing and save energy by capturing heat from the industrial process — roasting coffee in Stumptown’s case — to generate heat to burn off particulate matter. That cuts down on the amount of energy needed to combust particulates.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

{biztweet}stumptown energy{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

How Oregon will survive the loss of Hanjin

March 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
BY JOE CORTRIGHT | OB CONTRIBUTOR

"Shipping containers to Portland is like waiting for a bus that travels once a day."


Read more...

The week journalism died

Linda Baker
Sunday, February 15, 2015
deadjournalismthumbBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

As the investigation against the governor moves forward, those of us in the news business should reflect on our own potential for subverting the democratic process.


Read more...

Where do Portland demographics rank among the largest 50 cities in the US?

The Latest
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
thumbpdxinperspectiveBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

The Portland in Perspective study, done by the City Budget Office, was released Tuesday.


Read more...

Convention Wisdom

February 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
BY KIM MOORE

After more than a decade of wrangling, construction on a convention center hotel in Portland is slated to start this summer. But debate over project financing continues.


Read more...

On the Brink

March 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
BY APRIL STREETER | OB CONTRIBUTOR

Leslie Carlson channels the big idea.


Read more...

5 schools helping students crack code

The Latest
Thursday, January 29, 2015
codeduthumbnailBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

As the costs of college mount, and as employer demand for software developers soars, coding schools and classes are popping up everywhere.


Read more...

Finding a Balance

Contributed Blogs
Thursday, January 29, 2015
012915-passinvst-thumbBY JASON NORRIS | OB GUEST BLOGGER

Active vs. passive investing: what you need to know.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS