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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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Biomass heat for accommodation services

Biomass heating systems can be used for space heating in buildings, hot water and production, or any combination of these. The most relevant source of biomass heat for the accommodation sector is...
Sector / Industry:
  • Hotel and restaurant
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 3 Year(s)
Good practice

Major agri-food producer reduces annual CO2 emissions in...

Mission 'renewable energy' As part of a wider renewable energy drive at Nestlé, French plant instals efficient biomass boiler Measure cuts CO2 emissions by 6 500 tonnes and energy bills by 40 %...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Good practice

Biomass boiler cuts CO2 emissions at French cheese factory...

A biomass bonus Cleaner biomass boiler and energy recovery equipment cuts annual CO2 emissions by 7 000 tonnes and energy bills by 40 % Installation creates a full-time job and supports local economy...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Measure

Programmable heating systems to reduce energy use

Effective, controllable heating systems can help businesses to reduce energy consumption, with associated cost savings and reduced CO2 emissions. Heating in the workplace is most effective – and...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
  • Construction
Resource category:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost
Good practice

Saw residues into bioenergy

Sawmill with a sustainable vision Clever growth strategy and partnerships deliver complementary benefits to forward-thinking sawmill and biofuel producer Sawmill and its municipal partner in ...
Sector / Industry:
  • Timber and woodworking
Resource category:
  • Energy
Measure

Buying heat from 'entrepreneurs'

All companies are facing the pressure of rising energy costs and a shortage of resources and time. If a company is situated outside a city centre (e.g. in industry zone), buying heat form a so-called...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resource category:
  • Energy
Measure

Integrating solar heat into food-production process

On-site and nearby renewable energy plants can be integrated into the daily production processes of food and beverage manufacturers. Renewable heat systems are applicable to new and existing food and...
Sector / Industry:
  • Food processing
Resource category:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Good practice

Innovative company takes control of its energy bill

Sweet smell of success Specialist manufacturer prioritises energy savings Audit reveals diverse list of energy-saving actions SOLEV is a French producer of high added-value designs for perfume...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resource category:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 1 - 2 Year(s)
Technology

Solar thermal

The solar thermal identity… or should that be supremacy? Solar thermal (also called solar heating collector) is a mature renewable energy technology. Solar collectors have recently been used not only...
Sector / Industry:
  • All sectors
Resource category:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 25 Year(s)
Good practice

Energy savings based on pinch analysis at a fine chemicals...

Pinch analysis spotlights energy-saving potential Connecting hot water circuits for internal and external saves around 35 000 MWh pa Using waste heat from upstream plants saves around ~241 000 MWh pa...
Sector / Industry:
  • Chemical and process engineering
Resource category:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Good practice

Energy savings based on pinch analysis at a pharmaceutical...

A princh of this and a good measure of that... Pinch analysis reveals where energy inefficiencies were costing the company One measure introduced cut steam use by 30 kW Up to 20 % energy savings were...
Sector / Industry:
  • Chemical and process engineering
Resource category:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 20% 1 - 2 Year(s)
Measure

Pinch analysis

Pinch analysis is a systematic approach to analysing heat flow through an industrial process and has been used by industry for almost 30 years as a way of saving energy. The so-called 'pinch' occurs...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
  • Chemical and process engineering
Resource category:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 10-40 % 1 - 3 Year(s)