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Intelligent Blends installs 280kW solar system to cut CO2

Intelligent Blends installs 280kW solar system to cut CO2

January 22 - 2024

Coffee Geography Magazine


Intelligent Blends affirms its commitment to cut the usage of fossil fuel by installing the new 280kW solar system. This comes on the heels of the successful deployment of a 284kW solar system in 2020, showcasing the company's dedication to environmental responsibility and its pursuit of carbon neutrality. 

The additional 280kW solar installation reflects Intelligent Blends' ongoing efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and transition towards cleaner, renewable energy sources. This strategic initiative aligns with the company's mission to lead by example in creating a more sustainable future, and proudly claim a large percent of its production energy source as clean.

Intelligent Blends solar panels

Michael Ishayik, Founder and CEO of Intelligent Blends expressed enthusiasm for the project, stating, "We are excited to amplify our sustainability efforts by doubling our solar capacity. This investment not only underscores our commitment to environmental stewardship but also reinforces our position as an industry leader in adopting innovative solutions for a cleaner, greener tomorrow."

Michael Ishayik CEO Intelligent blends

Michael Ishayik CEO Intelligent blends

The newly installed solar panels will contribute significantly to the company's energy needs, further reducing reliance on traditional power sources. Intelligent Blends aims to use the latest in solar technology to generate clean energy while actively participating in the global movement towards a carbon-neutral future.

In addition to the environmental benefits, Intelligent Blends expects this expansion to result in a 40% reduction in energy costs, demonstrating the financial viability of sustainable practices. As part of the company's commitment to sustainability they have decided to not just focus on the "what" in sustainability with various ecofriendly packaging options offered, but also on "how" they produce it. 

"We want to be the problem solvers in this industry" says John Lenz VP of Sales. "If it is a project to create that next great functional blend, or a better way to source and supply, we want to be your manufacturing partner, it's all about our customer."

Intelligent Blends is a privately held, sustainable manufacturer of k cups, stick packs, pouches and bagged coffee out of Southern California. The company offers co-packing and hospitality solutions for partners worldwide, while boasting several in-house brands that are distributed through select e-commerce and retail sites.