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Significant Energy Savings Available Within Bakeries

The UK government’s leading low carbon agency Carbon Trust (CT) has issued a report stating, “Energy savings available within bakeries can be significant due to the high energy consumption of baking itself, which costs an average bakery £335,000 per year”. “Ovens are responsible for 35 to 45 percent of total site carbon emissions,” and in a typical direct-fired gas oven, “hot air exiting the flues is responsible for around 20 percent of gas use. This makes no contribution to heating bread dough and is a direct loss.”

CT experts provide measures recommended for cutting energy loss and some examples of successful energy saving measures at bakeries around the world are provided in this article.

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