Saputo Dairy USA and Hyperlight Partner to Launch an Innovative, Low-Cost Solar Thermal Technology

Saputo Dairy USA (SDUSA), one of the largest manufacturers of cheese and dairy products in the United States, and Hyperlight Energy, the developer of the world’s lowest-cost solar steam technology, Hylux™, are pleased to announce a collaborative partnership aimed at cost effectively reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in an industrial setting. Having recently broken ground to implement the innovative renewable thermal energy system at one of its facilities in California, SDUSA will leverage the Hylux™ technology to reduce the CO2 intensity of its operations. 

This partnership highlights Saputo’s commitment to pursuing sustainable business practices as it seeks to safeguard the environment while continuing to grow as a world-class dairy processor. In February 2020, Saputo Inc. pledged to make significant progress on its climate, water, and waste performance by 2025, with targets including the reduction of the CO2 intensity of its operations by 20%. Renewable energy initiatives, like Hylux™, are an important part of this strategy. 

“This partnership enables the demonstration and future expansion of an innovation that addresses a significant gap in the renewable energy market – economically viable renewable thermal energy for onsite application. We are looking forward to embarking on this journey with the support of the Saputo Dairy USA team,” stated John D. H. King, Co-founder and CEO of Hyperlight Energy.   

Saputo Dairy USA Director of Corporate Responsibility Kalee Sanino said, “We are committed to doing our part to help transition to a net zero food system by 2050. We see this collaboration with Hyperlight Energy as a way to leverage our strengths for the greater good and contribute to solving sustainability challenges present in today’s food system.” 

Saputo Dairy USA is proud to pioneer the Hylux™ technology, which has tremendous potential to make the economics of solar thermal energy more accessible. Through the success of this project, both SDUSA and Hyperlight Energy hope to raise awareness and broader application of the technology across industries, creating a ripple effect of reduced GHG emissions.

To learn more, we invite you to watch Advancements with Ted Danson, which will feature Hylux™ as part of its new episode airing on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 2:30 PM ET, via CNBC. 

About Saputo Dairy USA

Saputo Dairy USA (SDUSA) is part of Saputo Inc., one of the top ten dairy processors in the world. Through the Dairy Division (USA), Saputo produces, markets and distributes a vast assortment of cheeses. Furthermore, the Company converts, markets and sells a broad range of specialty cheeses and holds an important portfolio of import licences for specialty cheeses manufactured abroad. SDUSA also produces a variety of dairy and non-dairy extended shelf-life products. Additionally, Saputo produces, markets and distributes in the USA, and on the international market, dairy ingredients. Products are sold under a variety of the Company’s brand names, as well as under customer brand names.

SDUSA is among the top mozzarella, string cheese, and domestic blue and goat cheese producers and is one of the largest producers of extended shelf-life and cultured dairy products in this region.

About Hyperlight Energy 

Hyperlight Energy has developed the world’s lowest cost solar steam technology – called “Hylux™”. The company manufactures Hylux™, its flagship product, in its San Diego based manufacturing plant. Hyperlight continues to work with world class scientific and utility organizations to accelerate the global energy transition.