The food & beverage market is seeing a revolution in customer demand for organic and sustainable choices – and likewise manufacturers are expected to eliminate their carbon footprint to stay competitive. The energy transition is imposing significant challenges, affecting natural gas and carbon prices, cost competitiveness, emissions requirements and security of supply.
Throughout the production process and supply chain, food and drink relies on critical, energy-intensive assets to perform consistently at high quality. Downtime is not an option. Drops in quality is not an option. Not pushing ESG targets is not an option.
ENERGYNEST’s storage solutions fill the gap by offering reliable, affordable clean heat from excess renewable electricity. Or access concentrated solar thermal (CST) for process heat and steam production on-demand.
Within the European Union, the food & beverage sector contributes approximately 30% of total greenhouse gas emissions.
Industrial processes are usually not designed for volatility. In order to attain stability, heating of endothermal- or cooling of exothermal processes must continue round the clock – adding major cost and resource burdens to power plants. But all too often batch processes or interruptions lead to imbalances between supply and demand requiring back-up boilers to start or steam to be dumped.
Our steam to steam storage system fills exactly this gap by storing, time-shifting and balancing high- or medium pressure steam to make it available on demand: achieving true balance needed for greener industrial processes.
All over Europe, large-scale photovoltaic (PV) projects and wind farms are being developed, with expansion targets more than doubling countries’ peak demands. At the same time, industrial manufacturers are desperately seeking ways to decarbonize their process steam, yet heat pumps don’t work for temperatures >200°, geothermal energy is rarely available, and the availability of sustainable biomass/biogas is very limited.
Turning power to steam on manufacturing or utility level with thermal energy storage is the missing link by storing electricity and making it available on demand for steam production. This reduces plant operating costs, creates new revenue streams and enables 24/7 renewable energy supply, all as part of an integrated waste to energy solution.
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