Green Energy

At Delima Coffee our commitment to the future is second to none. For more than a century we have been responsible members of our community. At our Cicero Roasting Facility and our Headquarters and Distribution Campus in Liverpool, we have taken steps towards making our company just as green as the green coffee we roast.

Wind


Liverpool Headquarters and Distribution Campus - Wind Turbine - the grid tied Warner wind turbine features an upwind, oversized 32' diameter rotor and a state of the art electronic control and over-speed system. The turbine produces approximately 14,000 kWh per year, which offsets approximately 9.9 metric tons of CO2 every year. (1,107 gallons of gasoline or 23 barrels of oil). This is the equivalent of, each year, eliminating 3.7 tons of landfill waste, planting 253 seedlings, or avoiding the use of 412 propane cylinders.

Cicero Roasting Facility - Wind Turbine - the grid tied Warner wind turbine features an upwind, oversized 32' diameter rotor and a state of the art electronic control and over-speed system. The turbine produces approximately 14,000 kWh per year, which offsets approximately 9.9 metric tons of CO2 every year. (1,107 gallons of gasoline or 23 barrels of oil). This is the equivalent of, each year, eliminating 3.7 tons of landfill waste, planting 253 seedlings, or avoiding the use of 412 home propane cylinders.


Solar


Liverpool Headquarters and Distribution Campus - Solar PV Array - the Warner ground mount, thin film PV array is optimized for low light production. It features a high installation angle, duel junction, amorphous silicon solar modules, and a web based, real time monitoring system. The solar PV array produces 17,600 kWh each year. Over its 25 year warranted Lifetime the system at Morgan Rd. will offset 14,866 pounds of carbon dioxide, 48 pounds sulfur dioxide, 17 pounds of nitrous oxide, and is the equivalent of planting 21 acres of trees.

Cicero Roasting Facility - Solar PV Array - the Warner ground mount, thin film PV array is optimized for low light production. It features a high installation angle, dual junction, amorphous silicon solar modules, and a web based, real time monitoring system. A solar PV array produces 8,800 kWh each year. Over its 25 year warranted lifetime the system at Pardee Road will offset 7,422 pounds of carbon dioxide, 24 pounds of sulfur dioxide, 8.5 pounds of nitrous oxide, and is the equivalent of planting 10.5 acres of trees.


Composting


All organic waste material produced in the roasting process as well as the coffee that can't be used is processed by Onondaga County Resource Recovery Agency and used to help turn out a highly sought-after nitrogen-rich compost.



Pellets


Chaff, a byproduct of roasting green coffee beans, is milled into pellets and is being researched with for the purposes of gasification at local educational facilities. Heating the carbon-based chaff in a closed setting creates syngas through a process known as gasification (the same process by which charcoal and wood gas are made). This combustible gas can be used for creating power, or theoretically to propel an automobile.


Recycling


All remaining material that can be feasibly recycled is. From excess packaging materials in the production process to soda cans and water bottles in the break room, and of course the paper from our daily operations. Everything is sorted and slated for recycling.