Redesigning and improving food and beverage manufacturing processes and upgrading equipment can yield the largest energy efficiency improvements. While this may require significant resources and investment it will often yield significant savings.
Examples of such transformations of food and beverage processes are outlined in an extensive online review by Leonardo Energy. Its publication outlines energy efficiency opportunities through all aspects of the food and beverage process.
The Bakers Delight case study, produced as part of the Energy Efficiency Best Practice program, also highlights how significant savings can be made when applying best practice design, technology and operating practices to a food manufacturing process.
Some further examples of opportunities in this area are outlined below.