Bühler and Vyncke form strategic partnership to offer low-carbon-emissions food plants
|Authors & editors|
|Publisher||Milling & Grain|
|Year of publication||2021|
Energy & power > Development of technology
|Scope & content||Bühler Group and Vyncke form a strategic partnership to offer integrated solutions with which biomass side stream products are transformed into clean process energy while reducing the customers’ carbon footprint. biomass by-products, food manufacturers can also produce a climate-neutral form of energy. |
The dependency on fossil fuels – and with this, CO2 emissions – can decrease from 20-100 percent, depending on the raw materialand side stream products. This means that in some cases, food plants can become fully carbon ne utral. The first focus of the partnership is the segments of cocoa, oat and malt processing.
“This partnership is a key element in our strategy to massively reduce CO2 in the value chains of our customers,” says Johannes Wick, CEO of Bühler Grains & Food.
“Many industries rely on our solutions to reduce their fossil fuel consumption. With Bühler, we now aim to also become the standard to reduce the CO2 footprint of the food industry,” says Peter Vyncke, owner of Vyncke. “Together, Bühler and Vyncke can now offer integrated and optimised solutions where economic and ecological benefits go hand in hand.”
Creating climate-neutral energy from biomass
Biomass by-products are generated in almost all food processes, with typical examples being the processing of grains, rice, corn and cocoa. Today, by-products are often either used for animal feed or simply disposed of. From biomass by-products, food manufacturers can also produce a climate-neutral form of energy.
Unlike the combustion of fossil fuels, the use of biomass energy helps to control greenhouse gas emissions as the only fraction released corresponds to what the plants previously took from the atmosphere during their growth, which is less than transporting the side stream products to a place where they would be used for feed or disposal, this process creates a neutral CO2 cycle… Read more.