A rendering of a recuperative afterburner for coffee roasters with GreenCycle technology by Inproheat Industries.

The coffee roasting industry is a community that is known for being environmentally-conscious. In keeping with this philosophy, Inproheat makes a constant effort to create afterburners that carry equal environmental and economic rewards.

At this year’s Specialty Coffee Expo, Inproheat introduced the newest addition to its afterburner family – a recuperative model that uses a new innovation we call GreenCycle. Let’s take a closer look.

The GreenCycle Concept

The original Smoke Dog afterburner was built to remove coffee roasting smoke and odor at the flagship location of Bean Around the World. After more than 100 other roaster installations across North America, the positive results of this afterburner are indisputable. Inproheat’s newest oxidization milestone – GreenCycle – enhances the original model with a new emphasis on heat recovery.

GreenCycle Rewards

Inproheat’s Recuperative Smoke Dog afterburners utilize GreenCycle technology in the form of heat recovery banks. During the roasting process, these banks recover and then reheat roasting exhaust, thereby reducing overall fuel consumption by 60% when compared to traditional afterburners.

Coffee roasters who purchase a recuperative afterburner will see two immediate rewards – lower operating costs and increased efficiency. As a direct result of the reduced overhead, these coffee roasters can invest in other business areas with less burden.

An Exciting Next Step

Inproheat’s recuperative Smoke Dog afterburners appeal primarily to larger coffee roasters, however the variety of configuration options available keeps them versatile across different types of operations. More than anything else, they match well with roasters who want a smaller carbon footprint while maximizing the return on their roasting equipment investments.

For Inproheat, the launch of GreenCycle technology is especially relevant. First of all, it fits in with the environmentally-conscious and efficient history of the Smoke Dog afterburner. Additionally, it marks a new milestone for Inproheat in the coffee roasting industry as a whole.

Are you curious to know more? Learn about GreenCycle technology and Inproheat’s recuperative afterburners by contacting us.

Watch for more updates about this model in the months ahead.

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