Ecolab has partnered with Ecoplant to sell Ecoplant 360 digital solution to customers to reduce electricity consumption in compressed air systems.

Fremont, CA: "Given unprecedented global events affecting supply chain and energy costs, the desire to save energy and the related cost has never been greater," comments Aviran Yaacov, CEO, and Co-founder of Ecoplant. Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene, and infection prevention solutions and services, has partnered with Ecoplant to sell its Ecoplant 360 digital solution, which helps customers reduce the electricity used in compressed air systems by a significant amount through dynamic monitoring and control. Ecolab and Ecoplant met through the Techstars Farm to Fork Accelerator, a program co-funded by Ecolab that mentors startups to help them accomplish their vision and long-term commercial objectives.

“The systems that generate compressed air are one of the largest energy users in a plant, accounting for up to 30 percent of the site’s overall electricity usage. The Ecoplant 360 system is designed to continuously monitor compressed air usage, learn plant demands and adjust as needed to optimize efficiency and increase savings potential.” adds Aviran Yaacov.

Ecolab, a firm with sustainability at its core, has set the ambitious goal of assisting clients in becoming carbon neutral by lowering greenhouse gas emissions by 6 million metric tons by 2030. The Ecoplant solution increases Ecolab's capabilities to incorporate compressed air system optimization and the related energy and carbon impact of such programs.

Ecolab has installed the Ecoplant 360 technology in its Joliet, Illinois facility. In the first six months of the program, Ecoplant 360 has reduced the amount of power consumed to generate compressed air by 17 percent, in addition to providing various soft advantages such as leak reductions, proactive maintenance warnings, and infrastructure upgrade recommendations. This reduction in energy directly correlates to a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions, allowing Ecolab to continue pursuing its net-zero objectives. Ecolab is considering repeating its accomplishments in 12 of its facilities.