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Sustainable Systems International

We manufacture solar powered milk chillers to allow the large dairies to collect milk from rural farmers who dont have access to electricity

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Clean Technology
  • Location Gaithersburg, MD, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2012
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

MilkPod is a solar powered milk chiller used by large dairies like Nestle, to collect milk in villages without electricity. Over 3 million milk producers in India alone are in off-grid locations. Milk it must be chilled to 38deg within 4 hours of milking and stored until it can be transported to the dairy. Without electricity, that’s impossible. The Milk Pod requires no grid power and replaces dirty diesel generators at lower cost.


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    John W Spears

    Internationally recognized expert in sustainable infrastructure and solar applications with over 40 years experience. He has developed solar applications in the US as well as in developing countries. He was the sustainable development consultant to the Beijing Olympics. He holds a BS Industrial Design, MS Architecture, President of Sustainable Design Group, President and founder of the NGO International Center for Sustainable Development

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    Makarand Dehejia

    Makarand V. (“Mak”) DEHEJIA, a former Vice President of the World Bank Group in Washington D.C., has for the 45 years worked extensively in the area of global business and international trade in a wide variety of industrial sectors in more than 45 countries.Mak is currently President & CEO of the ALLIANCE FOR SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRY & ENERGY, LLC. He continues to advise investors seeking to promote business in emerging markets. His expertise is also

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    Richard Whitamore
    Co Founder

    Product/Project Management. Start up experience, Dolby Labs, AOL, E&Y. MBA, University of Michigan; BS Computer Science, Purdue University. Product Management Executive with in-depth experience in full product development life-cycle from ideation to launch, for technology-enabled solutions, at both start-up and Fortune 500 companies. Recognized as a superb problem solver with strong business acumen and ability to translate market findings into p


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