Herring Industry Could Save Millions

ScienceDaily (Aug. 7, 2009) — A recent research report by SINTEF Energy Research and the Norwegian Seafood Federation (FHL) points out that there is a huge potential for energy savings in Norwegian companies that specialise in processing dried fish and pelagic species such as herring and markerel, as well as in fish-farming.

These industries use large amounts of energy, particularly in drying and freezing their products.

The participants in the large-scale project found that the potential for energy savings came to almost 50 percent, and could be as much as 70 percent in the most extreme cases. Given that the total annual energy consumption of these companies is about 100 GWh a year, this indicates that savings of tens of millions of kroner a year could be made.

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