Tetra Pak’s ‘Factory Sustainable Solutions’ (FSS) helps F&B producers reduce energy and water consumption

Tetra Pak has launched its ‘Factory Sustainable Solutions’ (FSS) approach to help food and beverage producers reduce energy and water consumption. This new offering aims to support F&B producers in optimising their resource consumption, which is crucial for meeting sustainability goals and reducing operational costs.

F&B producers traditionally rely on fossil fuels and energy-intensive processes. However, rising costs and new CO2 taxes are pushing them to find more efficient solutions. Tetra Pak’s FSS provides a comprehensive, factory-wide approach to resource optimisation, integrating technologies at any stage to recover and reduce energy, water, and chemical usage. This helps lower operational costs and greenhouse gas emissions while ensuring compliance with stringent sustainability standards.

The FSS team assists customers in selecting and integrating the right technologies for their specific needs, resulting in tailored setups that optimise water, energy, and cleaning-in-place (CIP) processes. Key technologies offered include:

1. Nanofiltration: Reclaims up to 90 per cent of caustic cleaning liquid for reuse.

2. Reverse Osmosis: Uses proprietary membrane filtration to improve efficiency in various applications, including milk separation and water reuse.

Additionally, Tetra Pak collaborates with technology partners to provide:

– HighLift Heat Pump Technology: Developed with Olvondo Technology A/S, this recycles waste heat to produce steam, reducing carbon emissions.

– High Temperature Heat Pumps: In collaboration with Johnson Controls, these pumps upcycle process waste heat for reuse within the factory, enhancing energy efficiency.

– Solar Thermal Collectors: Partnered with Absolicon, these collectors use solar energy to generate hot water and steam, suitable for ultra-high temperature (UHT) applications.

Stefano Vittor, CEO at Olvondo Technology A/S, said the collaboration highlighted the significant impact on carbon emission reduction. Fredrik Norrbom from Johnson Controls said the role of heat pumps is important to achieve energy efficiency and net zero heating when combined with renewable electricity.

Nicole Uvenbeck, director Factory Sustainable Solutions and OEM Components at Tetra Pak says, “ This launch is an incredibly exciting and significant milestone for us at Tetra Pak – especially our team who have been working hard to push the boundaries of the impact and value such an approach can bring for our customers.”

Fiona Liebehenz, vice president Key Components, Plant Solutions and Channel Management at Tetra Pak, said, “I’m extremely proud of the team. We know that our customers are under pressure more than ever to operate as efficiently as possible when it comes to resource usage. This is, for many, an existential challenge to secure the future of their operations. Through working with them and understanding their individual needs and objectives, we’re providing them fit-for-purpose equipment enriched with our holistic food & beverages application knowledge to address that challenge, delivering tangible improvements in a way that is financially advantageous.”

Tetra Pak’s FSS expertise and advisory services are now available globally, with plans to expand the offering in response to evolving customer needs.


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