Improvement of energy efficiency
The commitment of Betanzos HB to energy efficiency and process improvement is constant. Therefore, the company has carried out various interventions since 2015.
In line with sustainability, the continuous improvement of energy efficiency is one of the principles of Betanzos HB. Between 2017 and 2018, several key actions have been carried out in order to improve efficiency, such as installing variable frequency drives in motors and pumps with great consumption to complete the automation of the hardboard production line through the implementation of drives and scadas (monitoring and data acquisition systems) which allows the control and optimisation of the use of machinery.
In particular, the actions were carried out in three essential areas: in the wood chip feed at the park and chipper; in high-pressure pumps at the press; and at the water pumps. With this intervention, a saving of more than 30% of energy consumption has been achieved over the intervened equipment.
This initiative was co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) within the framework of the Feder Galicia 2014-2020 operational program, and supported by the Ministry of Economy, Employment and Industry of the Xunta de Galicia, as well as by the Instituto Enerxético de Galicia (Inega).
Provided: 29,022 euros