b'PERDUE FARMS AND PENN STATE UNIVERSITY PARTNER TO CREATE CHANGEThe United Nations predicts that the worlds population will increase by 2 billion people in the next 30 years, which will greatly impact the UN Sustainability Development goals (SDGs) for improving economic prosperity and social well-being while protecting the environment. Additionally, consumer demand for healthy protein is expected to remain strong. To help meet CONSERVING ANDthese two significant challenges, Perdue Farms has joined the Penn RECYCLING State University Smeal Center for the Business of Sustainability as a Our renewable energy efforts include:Founding Member. Two solar panel installations that reduce carbonemissions by 3,000 tons per yearThis partnership brings togetherA biomass boiler that burns soybean stalks,pods and two agriculture powerhouses. woodchips, providing steam for soybean processing Perdue Farms brings 100 years ofwhile generating electricity back to the grid, reducing business acumen in the poultry,CO2 output by 18,000 tons each yearpremium meat and agriculture An innovative system that captures methane from oil and grain industries, while a wastewater pond to fuel a generator that provides hotPenn State is a university with agriculture steeped into its DNA. water, cutting CO2 output by 52,000 tons annuallyWater reuse:Working with the university furthers our commitment toDownstream reuse in our harvest plants recycles water environmental stewardship and for non-food-contact use and reduces the volume goingwill allow us to have access to to wastewater treatmenttheir world-class research thatRecirculating cooling towers in Perdue AgriBusiness can help to inform some of our significantly reduce the amount of water used for environmental innovations to soy processing create a more sustainable future.30 ENVIRONMENT'