Developing global energy best practices for a food and beverage company

Developing global energy best practices for a food and beverage company

Challenge:

A leading global beverage company planned to grow its business without increasing carbon emissions. This “grow-the-business, not-the-carbon” plan targeted reductions in emissions by incorporating energy efficiency practices and the use of innovative technologies (e.g. renewable energy) across its global manufacturing footprint. The company engaged Antea Group and Inogen resources to help bottlers worldwide achieve this goal.

Solution:

The Antea Group team traveled to more than 13 plants in Thailand, India, Vietnam, Japan, Tahiti, China, Barbados and England to conduct energy assessments and offer suggestions on how to improve energy efficiency and lower carbon emissions. The findings from the assessments produced energy savings and carbon reduction opportunities that were assembled into an “Energy Efficiency Best Practices Catalogue,” made available to hundreds of the client’s bottling operations worldwide.

Result:

To date, these assessments have identified energy savings opportunities ranging from 5% to 15% of the total energy consumption at each site, and Antea Group continued to move this effort forward by conducting training sessions in Korea, India, China, the Philippines and other locations throughout the world. This training allows the client’s bottling operations to develop and implement energy efficiency projects worldwide on a standardized platform that identifies energy efficiency and carbon emission reduction projects, lowers implementation and operating costs, and allows our client to achieve its energy and carbon emission reduction goals.