A partnership between food company Nestlé UK and Ireland and Sheffield Hallam University has been announced that aims to investigate resource efficiency throughout the company’s operational value chain.
This will involve a number of projects between it and the university’s National Centre for Excellence for Food Engineering with the aim of saving 190,000GJ of energy a year, while also reducing waste, according to edie.net.
Among the exercises carried out will be an examination of Nestlé’s 40m-long ovens to see where efficiencies can be made.
Savings made in the heating process will, of course, also reduce the company’s carbon footprint.
The Nestlé Fawdon facility in Northumberland has recently seen a 500kW solar roof system installed, the largest in North East England.
It is the first of several other exercises across its UK estate, with the Fawdon factory already achieving its zero waste to landfill aims and reducing emissions by 10% after installing an anaerobic digester in 2014.
Nestlé states it is now converting four tonnes of solid waste and 200,000l of liquid waste into renewable energy and clean water every day.