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Baldor Specialty Foods Goes Green with Oorja Protonics’ High-Efficiency Methanol Fuel Cells

Bronx, NY – October 26, 2011– Baldor Specialty Foods and Oorja Protonics Inc. announced today that Oorja will install fifty OorjaPac Fuel Cell Systems at Baldor’s Bronx, New York facility. The OorjaPac will function as a clean and highly efficient energy source for Baldor’s fleet of battery operated material handling equipment, significantly reducing the company’s dependence on the public electric grid and minimizing its carbon footprint.

The OorjaPac family of fuel cell products operates on widely available and low‐cost liquid alcohol fuel. The fuel cell installed on the equipment provides the additional benefit of minimal infrastructure requirement thus making it attractive for both existing and new facilities with a very attractive payback. Committed to sustainability, all components of the OorjaPac are produced in the United States.

“Baldor Foods is excited to be working with Oorja to help us achieve our corporate sustainability goals. We are very impressed by the technology, as it is environmentally friendly and will also help us save cost and improve productivity. We are confident that Baldor’s leadership as an adopter of innovative technology will attract like‐industry peers in the Hunts Point industrial park such as the produce, fish and meat markets and other material handling industries that are looking to help the environment while reducing their energy costs.” said Michael T. Muzyk, President of Baldor Specialty Foods.

“We feel that this marks the beginning of an alliance between Oorja and Baldor based on common goals of achieving leadership in individual industries by enhancing productivity standards. We look forward to a long lasting relationship,” said Dr. Sanjiv Malhotra, CEO and President of Oorja Protonics, Inc.

The OorjaPac installations will begin early next year and will be fully operational by mid 2012.

November 14, 2011 - 11:58 AM