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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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Reusing heat from compressors in Germany

Don't waste that heat! Installing a heat-recovery system helps the company save on power and gas 66 000 kWh of energy and 57 tonnes of CO2 emissions savings per year The German company Wayand AG...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 1.9 Year(s)
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Changing from EFF2 to IE3 motors

Better motors, better company, better environment A campaign to replace inefficient motors yields environmental and cost savings Reduced annual energy consumption of 227 040 kWh results in cost...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 0.8 Year(s)
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New motors save money

Motoring along more efficiently than ever One-off investment of € 2 000 in more efficient and controllable motors yields results Annual cost savings on energy come to around € 800, equivalent to a 1....
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 2.5 Year(s)
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Combined heat and power plant (CHP) in plastic production

A dynamic duo Installing a CHP unit offers a multipurpose, efficient energy solution € 19 100 savings on energy costs and 79 tonnes of CO2 emissions are anticipated The German company AKRO-PLASTIC ...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 6 Year(s)
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Fixing leaks in the compressed air system cuts costs

Air of confidence in efficiency monitoring Company decides to implement routine checks of compressed air system Savings in both energy and emissions prove the value of energy performance monitoring ...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost 0 Year(s)
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Finnish sawmill does everything it can to minimise waste

Treating raw materials with respect Family sawmill takes every measure possible to conserve, reuse and recycle materials  Responsibility for the environment is important to the company  Siparila Oy...
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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
Resources:
  • Energy
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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
Resources:
  • Energy
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Buying heat from a heat entrepreneur

Hassle-free heat Specialist dairy producer wants to focus on its core business It outsources heat production to a nearby 'entrepreneur' The Nordic countries have been breeding cattle for specific...
Sector / Industry:
  • Timber and woodworking
Resources:
  • Energy
Good practice

Preheating furnace for continues casting

The German casting company ACO Guss GmbH with about 300 employees produces casting parts for railway technology, mechanical engineering, and utility vehicles. Besides continuous casting processes,...
Sector / Industry:
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
  • Metal and plastic processing
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 1.5 Year(s)
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Preheating transport ladles

Cast-iron measures Company instals a more efficient burner system for preheating casting ladles Energy savings come to around € 29 000 a year The German casting company ACO Guss GmbH, with about 300...
Sector / Industry:
  • Manufacturing of machinery and equipment
  • Metal and plastic processing
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 2.2 Year(s)
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Industrial symbiosis for exchanging heat

A win-win arrangement for neighbouring factories Industrial symbiosis between neighbouring businesses saves on energy and cuts emissions Waste heat from a metal plant is piped into a nearby malt...
Sector / Industry:
  • All manufacturing industries
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost