INVE Aquaculture Thailand energy plan to reduce CO2e emissions
In 2021, a study was conducted to determine the energy consumption at our factory in Thailand. After thorough examination, the study findings were reported, and a plan was developed following recommendations. The plan stipulated an ambitious program extending to FY26, which anticipates a reduction of at least 1,900 tCO2e until now.
The program included several key projects, including installing a solar rooftop with a 950 kWh capacity at the facility. The building will provide over 1,400,000 kWh of solar energy annually and reduce carbon emissions by at least 700 tCO2e per year. Installation work started in April 2023 and was completed in October 2023.
Investment in high-efficiency air-cooled chillers will results in an annual saving of 700,000 kWh of energy and at least a 300 tCO2e reduction in emissions. A supplier was selected, and installation was completed in March 2023. Together, these projects will reduce emissions from the site by more than 20%.
The site has continued identifying and working on smaller projects throughout the year. A production team proposed replacing the wet cleaning of crates with an equally effective dry cleaning process. Implementing the proposal has eliminated the need for a drying process, saving 15,000kWh of energy per year and reducing emissions by 7tCO2e. Additionally, this new process has reduced water usage, saved time, and eliminated the use of disinfectants.
An imbalance in the three-phase power system has been identified and calculated to increase consumption by 1,200 kWh annually. The three-phase supply will be rebalanced during ongoing maintenance and equipment replacement works. An annual emissions reduction of 1.2 tCO2e is anticipated.
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