Energy management - Capilano Honey

Publisher: 
Australian Government
Date: 
February 2017
Authors: 
Australian Food and Grocery Council
Type: 

At Capilano’s Richlands honey production facility, electricity and natural gas are the primary energy sources and input costs. Of the 18,000 GJ (a cost of $580,000) used on site, 25 per cent is used by thermal loads of pasteurisation and hot water generation. An assessment took into consideration upcoming business changes (the build of a new facility was pending) and advised Capilano about opportunities to save money on lighting, solar PV, thermal system insulation and heat recovery, and compressed air heat recovery.