Epven Ltd (Inspira Farms)
Epven and Enterprise Projects Ventures Limited (EPV Ltd) has developed and tested a low-cost, modular, off-grid dairy collection and chilling unit. The unit is designed to be used by cooperatives to comply with food safety certification standards that allow delivery of high quality milk and improving small farmer competitiveness in the dairy market. The energy and cooling operation uses power and thermal battery that allows it to operate off-grid, and can store energy for at least three full days of operation in absence of power from sun or grid. The system also includes an automated hot water cleaning and rinsing system.
Key market players including dairy processors, dairy associations and NGOs have expressed interest in acquiring this technology to roll-out within their supply chains and to upgrade supply chain capabilities to increase competitiveness and reduce environmental impact.