By Grainger Editorial Staff 1/1/17
Energy consumption in the food and beverage industry is notoriously high. In the European Union, for instance, it accounts for a little over 10 percent of industrial energy consumption. But this money drain doesn't need to continue. Although overall energy consumption in the industrial sector is high, incremental changes can result in huge savings.
Government programs can spur savings. For example, in California, a new $57 million grant program launched by the California Energy Commission will help food processing firms lower their energy use by offering funds to companies who want to upgrade to energy-saving equipment (as long as they can prove that the equipment will lower GHG emissions).
No matter where you're located, though, here are six initiatives you can take to reduce energy consumption:
For food and beverage manufacturers, energy conservation begins with a creating an energy efficient culture—where leadership and personnel think about energy conservation in all that they do. Intent, action and attention will undoubtedly lead to a favorable reduction in energy consumption for global food and beverage manufacturers.
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