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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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Low-cost energy saving measures for efficient refrigeration

Energy saving does not need to be expensive. Up to 20 % can be cut in many refrigeration plants through actions that require little or no investment. The actions should be focused on good ...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Low cost
Good practice

Insulating steam network cuts fuel consumption

Just like that... 10% oil savings! Energy audit shows soft drinks-maker where gains can be made Even things like insulating steam networks can make a big difference  SNEMBG manufactures and bottles...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 1.7 - 1.8 Year(s)
Good practice

Jam manufacturer saves 100 tonnes of fuel oil per year

When letting off steam is a problem Jam factory discovers how to fix its steam production, save fuel and boost its performance Actions taken to optimise and upgrade its steam system save around € 35...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 0.4 Year(s)
Good practice

Favols optimises steam distribution in jam manufacturing

Taking the pressure off the environment SME finds ways of rendering production less fuel-oil intensive Reduces boiler pressure and eliminates pipe leaks  With these small measures, the company's...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 0.5 Year(s)
Good practice

Food-processing company achieves dramatic energy savings

Comprehensive environmental gains Natural gas consumption reduced by 491 802 m3 per year Reduced electricity consumption by 1 030.4 MWh per year CO2 emissions down by 2 411.28 tonnes annually...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Waste
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 1.3 Year(s)
Technology

Retrofitting refrigeration display systems

Refrigerated display cabinets are important for marketing/selling goods that need to be kept cold while displayed, but they are notoriously energy-intensive. Taking necessary maintenance measures can...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
  • Wholesale and retail
Resource category:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 5-10% 1 - 1.2 Year(s)
Measure

Optimisation of cleaning-in-place systems

Since the 1950s, clean-in-place (CIP) systems have been reliably used to clean inside surfaces of tanks and pipelines in liquid process equipment to avoid costly downtime associated with lengthy...
Sector / Industry:
  • Chemical and process engineering
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Water
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 1-5 % 1 - 3 Year(s)
Good practice

Top 20 analysis helps cut energy use in Austrian animal...

Look closely and all kinds of savings can be found Top 20 analysis reveals energy-saving opportunities Adjusting compressed air pressure, for example, saves about 19 000 kWh in electricity a year...