Danisco plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions

by Jeff Gelski
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COPENHAGEN, DENMARK — By July 1, 2010, Danisco plans to reduce energy consumption by 8% to 9% annually and to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by about 6,000 tonnes at its facility in Grindsted, Denmark. Copenhagen-based Danisco will collaborate with Danfoss Solutions A/S, Nordborg, Denmark. Danfoss Solutions has selected 10 technical projects that may lead to savings.

A software program will make it possible to register and make visible energy consumption and movements on about 300 electricity meters at the Grindsted plant.

"We believe that all employees are responsible for the energy consumption," added Morten B. Vagner, project manager for Danfoss Solutions. "Therefore, we will target the employees. Each department will be thoroughly reviewed, partly to find possible savings and partly to bring out the employees’ ideas.

"Moreover, we want to challenge the way they do things. Energy savings are often a matter of changing habits. A machine may be running all the time although it is only used a few times a day. The good habits we have at home should be used at work. We know from previous projects that behavioral changes tend to provide larger savings than expected."

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