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Energy Efficiency in the Agriculture Industry: Spotlight on Refrigeration.

Agriculture is the fourth most energy-intensive industry in Australia, behind manufacturing, transport and mining (ABS Energy Account Australia).  The Australian meat industry as an example consumes very large quantities of electrical energy through their general operations such as; livestock holding; slaughtering and processing; monitoring and testing; cleaning and packing. (CSIRO) Agriculture is also the only industry that has seen its energy intensity – measured as energy consumed per unit of industry value-added – rise continually since 2008-09 (ABS Energy Account Australia). With energy costs expected to rise due to climate change policies, low energy equipment may reduce your energy spend in the years to come (Australian Industry Group).

“The opportunities for the sector are enormous. We sit on the edge of the strongest growing region in the world, have a developed agriculture sector, have world-class food safety and environmental credentials, possess modern technology, have a strong economy and employ skilled labour.” Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper, 2015

Overall, refrigeration is one of the main energy consumers in meat processing facilities; with cool rooms, air conditioning and freezing equipment all absorbing power, however, it is also the area in which there are significant opportunities in lowering operating costs through investment in better technology.

Amertec manufactures and maintains a wide variety of low energy equipment, helping your abattoir become cost effective while still providing quality cuts of meat. Our team of technicians and consultants are committed to providing the highest quality industrial and commercial refrigeration, heat transfer equipment and air conditioning systems with an aim of complete customer satisfaction backed by our outstanding quality and reliability.

If you are looking for premium services and the highest quality industrial and commercial refrigeration, heat transfer equipment and air conditioning systems, contact our Amertec technicians today on 1300 263 783 to book a consultation.