The 4th annual Sustainable Food and Beverage Conference is set to take place next week and will bring together a wide range of stakeholders instrumental in creating a sustainable food and beverage industry.
Robin Hardy, BasePower’s Director of Projects will deliver a seminar on one of the most important issues currently facing the industry: How Should Food and Drink Manufacturers Address Rising Energy Costs in the Light of Brexit?
In a post-referendum UK the lower pound should be a boon to food manufacturers seeking growth in export markets. However as food and drink manufacturing is an energy intensive process, businesses are facing rapidly rising energy costs caused by increases in the wholesale and pass-through components of power prices. Concerned about this and the decades of under investment in UK energy infrastructure, manufacturers are increasingly looking at energy sources that are cost-effective, resilient and sustainable.
Large industrial energy users have used on-site power generation, in the form of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) for decades. However, a combination of technical and business model innovation is now making CHP particularly attractive for food and drink manufacturers, with an increasing number of successful projects which are reducing energy costs and carbon emissions.
In this seminar BasePower will discuss recent improvements in on-site power generation, heat and cooling, using award-winning case studies from the food and industrial sectors. These case studies show how high-volume energy users have accessed fully financed, build-own-operate CHP schemes without any requirement for capital expenditure, and have been installed without any interruption to operations.
The annual Sustainable Food and Beverage Conference is being held on 7th November 2017 at the Ricoh Arena Coventry. To find out more and register visit the event website.