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Industrial energy efficiency

Innovative opportunities for energy reduction in industrial equipment, processes and product strategy - reports on fourteen industry sectors from the Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator.

Our Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator (IEEA) worked collaboratively with trade associations, sector companies and technology providers to identify innovative opportunities for energy reduction. 

Working with key stakeholders in each sector we identified innovations in equipment, processes and product strategy. Our work with fourteen mid-energy intense industry sectors, has identified energy, carbon emissions reduction averaging 29%. 

Examples of innovative opportunities include:

  • Design of brick kilns with reduced air flow rates to improve efficiency
    • saves a typical site £90k/year
    • potential to reduce emissions in the ceramics industry by 40,000 tC02/year
  • Moisture measurement of paper to improve control of water extraction
    • saves a typical plant £260k/year
    • opportunity to reduce emissions in the paper industry by 65,600 tCO2/year
  • Use of ice pigs to clean pipes in the dairy (or brewing sector) instead of hot water and detergents
    • enables recovery of product (milk, cream, etc.) by the ice slurry instead of losing to drain
    • dairy sector emissions reductions could add up to 23,000tCO2/year


July 2017 update: Read more on the new £9.2 million Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator to help strengthen the global competitiveness of British industry.


Case studies


Energy efficiency support

If you'd like to improve energy efficiency of your organisation, see our services to find out how we can help.  This includes financing and implementation support for organisations seeking to invest in energy efficient equipment.


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