GERMAN – German steam technology company Certuss has introduced a new electric steam generator, the Certuss E320M which is poised to be a game changer in the race towards net zero carbon emissions.  

The new Generation E generator is said to offer a compact design, enabling space savings. It is also modularly expandable for capacities from 10 to 320 kg/h. 

Through Certuss Plug & Play, the unit is said to offer high efficiency and can be used with a wide range of applications thanks to its operating pressure of up to 16 bar. 

Holger Deimann, global sales and marketing director for Certuss said: “With the new Generation E from Certuss, customers in the process industry will perfectly master the balancing act between energy transition and sustainability with simultaneous process reliability. 

The high degree of automation of Certuss steam boilers and the simple control with remote access is unchallenged.” 

Industrial facilities and utilities have long relied on large gas or oil-fired boilers for steam, process heating, or energy production. 

Today, however, two significant factors are changing the equation: higher gas prices and a need to accomplish a high-priority corporate CSR initiative – reducing the corporate carbon footprint to combat global warming.  

The combination is finally spurring many managers and boards to adopt cost-effective, zero emission electric steam and hot water boilers in plants. 

This is where innovations such as the Certuss E320MX electric steam generator come in to not only offer cost effective solutions amid rising gas prices but also enable companies cut down their carbon footprint.  

Demand in the food industry is expected to remain robust particularly now when most companies are trying to either transition or build new net zero manufacturing plants to beat their 2030 goals. 

Alcoholic beverage giant Diageo has been leading the pack in this front, investing heavily in the construction of new net zero plants across the globe. 

In September last year, Diageo opened its first carbon neutral distillery in Lebanon, Kentucky that has capacity to produce up to 10 million proof gallons per year. 

Fast forward to March this year, the company announced plans for a new CAD$245 million distillery to support momentum and growth ambitions for its Crown Royal Canadian Whisky brand.  

The facility, with the capacity to produce up to 20 million LAA’s (liters of absolute alcohol, the equivalent to 10.5 million proof gallons) annually. 

Coca-Cola Europacific Partners (CCEP) also announced in September last year that two of its manufacturing sites – Jordbro in Sweden and Vilas del Turbón in Spain – have been certified as carbon neutral.  

The sites are CCEP’s first carbon neutral sites and are part of a pilot program that aims for at least six CCEP sites to become carbon neutral certified according to the international standard PAS 2060 by the end of 2023. 

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