The production optimisation projects "Energy Management" and "Residue Utilization" are being carried out in cooperation with foodRegio Lübeck, leading companies within foodRegio and the Lübeck University of Applied Sciences.
In the production of food products and pre-products, the main determining factor of manufacturing costs is the energy consumption of the production machinery. The exact cost level is product and company specific and depends on the technology being used, the production processes and the degree of automation.
The "Energy Management" project involves the energy accounting of procedural processes within the food industry. This enables energy optimization with the goal of saving energy by increasing efficiency. The result: noticeable cost reductions and improved economic competitiveness of the participating companies.
Within the food industry, many processes that are based on regrowing raw materials produce byproducts and residues that no longer contain extractable usable material. Currently, they are generally delivered to farmers to be used as animal feed. But increasing problems being experienced in farming is making this practice less viable and costs are going up due to having to transport goods over longer distances. And more and more regulations and red tape are also making the situation difficult.
The aspired-to development of a hydrolysis and bioethanol/biogas plant for solid residues from the food industry will help to relieve the disposal and utilization problems of the industry in Schleswig-Holstein. It will also serve as the basis for the generation of energy from residues that come from industrial production plants.
The primary aim of the "Residue Utilization" project is to close the materials cycle in the future, producing profit-creating products such as bioethanol and methane while at the same time minimizing residues, waste and effluent.
practical forum "cleaning and hygiene"
am 1. Oktober 2008
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