Anuga FoodTec 2018 will approach the topic of technologies in the food and beverage industries that need to reduce energy consumption in production processes.

Energy turnaround is a hot topic, according to the organizers of Anuga Food Tec. One example they offer is that of the German bakery Malzers in Gelsenkirchen, for whom this principle has long since become everyday routine.

For EUR2.5m, the industrial bakery installed a gas-driven combined heat and power (CHP) plant including a 12-cylinder engine, which drives a generator to produce energy. Since then, combined with a photovoltaic system spanning 7,000 sqm, Malzers has been generating around three quarters of the required energy consumption itself.