Amul chocolates will be manufactured with green technology. The Kaira District Co-operative Milk Producers Union Limited (KDCMPUL), popularly known as Amul Dairy has adopted low carbon technology at the Amul chocolate plant at Mogar in Anand district.
The technology, commissioned by the dairy co-operative, is first of its kind in Gujarat. The district dairy union’s initiative comes after its green initiatives involving lakhs of farmers to plant over 312 lakh saplings to make Green Gujarat and its green project at Virar in Maharashtra – the first of its kind in country’s dairy sector.
The Electric Heat Pump (EHP) system installed at Amul’s Mogar Food Complex was commissioned recently. This project is being executed by Amul, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, the Institute of Global Environment Strategies (IGES), Japan and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). EHP system was installed by engineers from Mayekawa Manufacturing Company Limited, Japan under a four year research project.
The pilot project is expected to result into energy saving of around 47 percent and reduction in CO2 emission by 39 percent which corresponds to the monetary saving of Rs 20 lakh per annum besides reducing reliance on fossil fuels.