We are running out of time. Our children and grandchildren will judge our actions in 20, 30, and 50 years from today. It is time to take action and concentrate on the most important task that humanity has today – reducing
pollutant emissions to slow down destructive processes that have already begun. We as technological entrepreneurs and business leaders have the responsibility to lead change and focus on the important things. We can continue to develop cool chat software or streamline financial processes using AI algorithms. It’s important to take artificial intelligence to places where technology is not always at the forefront – like industrial plants, and there to bring about change, where to look for test cases to bring great value ״. – Aviran Yaacov, CEO and Co founder of Ecoplant.
Ecoplant was established in 2016 with a clear goal – to bring innovation to the manufacturing industry. In 2019, after a number of feasibility tests were performed, the company came out with the first pilot for the technology it
developed – a dynamic software engine for controlling the compressed air process in factories. The first company that agreed to test the product with it, which leads many processes of energy efficiency, was Danone Israel (Strauss).
Since then, Ecoplant has managed to work with the world’s leading companies in the field of food and beverage, pharma, building materials.
Ecoplant was not the first company that Aviran Yaacov thought of establishing. Before that, he had other ideas in the software fields – but Ecoplant’s idea was a combination of a creative idea and a solution to a real problem in the market, alongside technological innovation. But the impact that was within the idea, which is reducing air pollution in industrial plants is the most significant.
An average industrial plant emits thousands of tons of CO2 each year. When you add up this figure, along with the fact that according to the US Department of Energy 25% of the electricity consumption in factories is as a result of the use of compressed air – and 50% of this compressed air is managed inefficiently, there is an opportunity.
Air leaks, overuse of air, overcapacity, redundancy, and poor maintenance are the main reasons for inefficiency in compressed air processes in factories.
The 2021 Glasgow Conference (COP26 climate summit), which sets targets for a dramatic reduction in pollutant emissions by 2050, is part of an overall strategy in the war on global warming.
The Source of Inspiration
Aviran draws inspiration from leaders like Elon Musk who combine technological innovation with business innovation. The Ecoplant project, which enables fast and long-term savings in any industrial infrastructure that includes compressed air, is in a real line for the field of the manufacturing industry.
Today Eco plant is a leader in technological innovation in the field of compressed air with organizations such as Ecolab, Nestlé, Knauf, Coca-Cola, Cargill, and many more. Ecoplant’s strategic collaboration with Ecolab creates significant added value in helping to reduce the Total Cost of Ownership in many factories.
Aviran promises that this is just the beginning. Ecoplant plans to give great added value in other areas of the industrial environment as well, such as water. Aviran sees himself as an entrepreneur in the field of impact and will always look for innovation or the next thing in the field of sustainability.