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EREK database of resource efficiency

Measures, Technologies and Good Practices

Do you want to know how much different measures and technological solutions would cost and how much money and resources they can save for your business? This database offers such data in a concise and comprehensive format.

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Restructuring work to keep a slaughterhouse afloat

When design, business, engineering and the environment all come together A tenancy change presents an opportunity to retrofit a slaughterhouse, making it more efficient and safer Measures generate...
Good practice

Bio-food company's energy saving gels with green image

Energy savings in the can... SME tweaks thermostat and saves 21 500 kWh annually Financial gains of € 4 000 per year Annual carbon footprint down by 1.1 tonnes of CO2 Maison Prosain has been...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 0.5 Year(s)
Measure

Heat recovery

Heat recovery can help to reduce overall energy consumption on-site while reducing total running costs in the bargain. Recovered heat can help you reduce energy consumption or provide useful heat for...
Good practice

Small-scale biomass gas plant in Swedish dairy

Dairy further boosts its green reputation Micro-scale power plant (Volter) covers about 20 % of annual electricity demand Plant generates 40-45 kW of electricity and 100 kW heat Dual-use plant works...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 20% 8 - 10 Year(s)
Technology

Free cooling

Free cooling can assist in cooling water which is subsequently used in industrial processes or air-conditioning systems. It is an economical system which can help reduce costs and energy uses. Free...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
  • Food processing
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 5-20% 5.8 Year(s)
Good practice

Distillery in Austria learns how to save energy using...

Positive experience inspires continued effort Top 20 analysis highlights measures where energy performance was lacking Improvements like reducing compressed air demand (by 20 %) saved on electricity...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 20% 0.8 - 1 Year(s)