Food and beverage
Sub-Sector: Meat industry
Project Name: Cured ham Montesano
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Changes in the production and energy supply:
- RES: Solar Thermal
Food industries have typically a high potential for solar process heat at low temperature due to specific washing and cleaning needs. The company Montesano had done the installation of a solar thermal system in Jerez de los Caballeros with good results. The preliminary wishes of the factory owners directed to improving the environmental data of the factory, as well of the previous energy diagnosis made by SOPRO pointed out the possibility of this renewable energy source. The processes demanding an important amount of heat are the raw product reception washing, first and second product treatments, washing of final products and cleaning of vessels and machinery. The temperature level is 40-50ºC for all processes and the total heating demand is 360,000 kWh/a.
External link to further information: www.solar-process-heat.eu
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