The EMSPI project shows significant energy reductions in the printing industry, and there are more to come!
The project Energy Management Standardization in Printing Industry (EMSPI) has been going on since the beginning of 2014 and we are now seeing the first physical results of the work which have taken place in the participating printing companies all over Europe.
In total, more than 100 SME’s from Spain, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands and the Czech Republic are participating in the project with the aim of implementing energy management in the printing companies.
The preliminary evaluation of the energy performance of the companies shows a 5% reduction in the energy consumption in the period from 2013 until the end of 2015. The energy consumption is of course directly related to the size of the production in the companies but due to the indicators and the baseline defined in the EMSPI project the energy performance in 2015 can be normalized to the same size of production as in 2013 which make the performances comparable.
In total the energy consumption has been reduced significant with more than 30.000 GJ from 2013 to 2015 which is 75% of the overall target of the EMSPI project. But the partners of the EMSPI project expect to see even further reductions when the EMSPI project is finally evaluated due to intensive consultancy and activity in the participating companies during 2016.