Food and beverage industry
The process chains of food production are often characterized by energy-intensive procedures. Livestock farming or the operation refrigerated warehouses, for example, constantly require high amounts of energy as well as absolute stability of supply – 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This leads to a demand for economically efficient and reliable energy supply solutions – like cogeneration.
Cogeneration for the food and beverage industry
Flexible energy supply concepts
The demand for electricity and heat varies depending on the type of operating location. Steam, hot water, or cooling are often required at a larger scale.
The solution is as easy as the applications are numerous: A combined heat and power system by 2G is always calibrated according to its specific application to produce the exact type of energy that is needed. The various combinations with absorption coolers, steam generators and heat accumulators enable a multitude of additional applications. The aim is always to maximize the system's degree of utilization to accelerate its amortization. Additionally, a 2G combined heat and power system can serve as emergency power generator to sustain processes during power outages.
However, energy supply concepts that rely on combined heat and power systems do not only have economic benefits. Consumers become increasingly interested in the ecological footprint of their food. Cogeneration as highly efficient mode of energy production also bears the potential to support your communication on the subject of sustainability.
Breweries and beverage producers
The beverage industry has an immense demand of thermal energy to clean reusable containers, but – depending on the type of beverage – the actual production process may also require various temperatures. An ecologically sustainable energy supply provided by cogeneration does not only cover the entire range of requirements but can also be used within the scope of public relations.
Meat processing industry
The meat processing industry understandably places a premium on hygiene. Therefore, there is not only an obligation to comply with strict cold chains, but also to clean the machines regularly. On its own, the latter is responsible for 40% of the incurring energy consumption. Overall, energy costs amount to 15% of the total expenses. The savings potential to be achieved with a CHP by 2G is correspondingly great.
Above all, dairy products require constant cooling. Furthermore, their production process requires hot steam as well as various temperatures for the pasteurization. The existing infrastructures of dairy processing normally enable a seamless integration of combined heat and power production into the energy supply concept.
Besides electricity, bakeries require hot water for heating, to produce dough and to clean the machines. If refrigeration processes are involved, an additional cooling requirement arises that can be covered efficiently by an absorption cooling unit connected to the CHP.
Reduce operating costs and emissions
Read through our references to see how other food production businesses sustainably optimized their energy supply with combined heat and power systems by 2G.
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