Energy Efficiency in Food Processing
Energy efficiency is the first step to developing a green energy operation. Using less energy is better for the environment, saves your business money and lowers the capital cost of purpose-built green energy projects. There are a lot of ways that food processors can ensure food safety while being energy-wise and reducing their carbon footprint. The resources below can help you make smart energy decisions for your operation.
The Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) is a not-for-profit organization and Canada's largest manufacturing consortium. EMC helps manufacturers become more competitive by offering a broad range of services and programs. Members' investments are returned in lower costs and better opportunities to compete for business.
The Bloom Centre for Sustainability brings together public and private sector stakeholders to achieve sustainable outcomes that manage risk and deliver economic, environmental and social benefit. Bloom works directly with food processors on water and wastewater issues and supports the piloting of water and wastewater solutions.
Provision Coalition represents their members' interests on sustainability issues and helps members enjoy the benefits and opportunities that come with operating in a sustainable manner. Provision maintains a portal where food processors can find case studies and vetted environmental and efficiency service providers. Members can also find resources to do baseline and benchmark performance reviews on their own environmental performance.
Food and Beverage Ontario (FBO) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing the interests of Ontario's food and beverage processors.
Growing Forward 2 is a federal and provincial cost-share program that provides merit-based grants for environmental, productivity, marketing and food safety projects in the food industry.
SaveOnEnergy is an electricity conservation program funded through the Independent Electricity System Operator. The program supports retrofits, audits, lighting, compressed air, and process and systems improvements.
The Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) provides cost-shared funds for energy management, process integration and/or computational fluid dynamics studies. CIPEC provides networking opportunities, customized energy efficiency training, technical information and energy calculators.
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