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How did the food and beverage sector cut CO2 emissions in half?

Members of the Food and Drink Federation (FDF), including Kellogg’s, Cadbury and Danone, have collectively reduced CO2 emissions by 46 per cent over the last 27 years as the industry strives to achieve its ‘Ambition 2025’ target of a 55 per cent reduction compared to 1990 levels.

So how might this increasingly-competitive sector have cut carbon emissions so dramatically?

During the last three decades the use of variable-speed drives has increased in the food and beverage industry, replacing traditional inefficient flow-control methods such as valves and dampers.

Process managers can use VSDs to precisely control the speed of electric motor-driven processes such as conveyors, mixers, pumps and grinders. This enables greater accuracy of ingredient dosage, more consistent output, higher-quality products and a reduction in energy consumption and CO2 emissions.

Gibbons Engineering Group is experienced in the supply, installation and commissioning of ABB drives to the food and beverage sector, which complement our range of ultra-hygienic stainless steel washdown motors.

As an ABB authorised value provider, we also offer preventative maintenance, training and technical support to ensure users enjoy optimum efficiency from their drives.

To discuss how to enhance the energy-efficiency of your process, call Drives Manager Alan Roberts on 07966 468430 or email

Variable-Speed Drives, Electric Motors

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