Key Indicators

Key indicators

Energy Consumption

Energy Consumption (kWh / 1,000 l juice)

 Electricity
Steam
District heating

Actual consumption

2015 2016 2017
Electricity (kWh) 4 494 587 4 775 257 6 057 717
Steam (kWh) 3 604 274 4 947 623 5 918 452
District heating (kWh) 1 664 674 2 247 840 2 224 530
Production (million l) 53.079 53.158 55.873

In 2017, the total electricity and steam consumption and the consumption per 1,000 litres of juice produced grew with product portfolio diversification, smaller batch sizes and, above all, process extension (cold chain production). The installation and introduction of production technology with the related trial runs and validation alone increased energy consumption in 2017.

The amount of energy spent in the production of cold chain products is easy to illustrate by comparing the amount of energy spent on pasteurizing and cooling a single product when that product is produced for sales at a cool temperature and when it is produced for sales at room temperature. A smoothie can be used as an example. In this case, pasteurizing and cooling a cold chain product spends 390 kWh of energy, whereas pasteurizing and cooling to room temperature spends only 187 kWh. Consumption for this product in the case of cold chain production is over double compared with room temperature production.

The share of renewable Finnish wind power in electrical power was 100 % and, all in all, the share of renewable energy in total energy was 48 %. This share will grow significantly in the near future when the production of the steam used at our factory begins to make use of biofuel (wood chips) instead of fossil fuels.

The total consumption and consumption per 1,000 juice litres of district heating were at an average level comparable to the previous ten years.

 

Water Consumption and Waste Water Generation

Figures for Water and Waste Water (m³ / 1,000 l juice)

 Water
Waste water

Actual amounts

2015 2016 2017
Water (m³) 110 691 134 444 166 816
Waste water (m³) 65 114 88 728 118 765

In 2017, there was growth in the total volumes of water and waste water and the volumes per 1,000 juice litres produced. For the most part, this was due to product portfolio diversification, smaller batch sizes and, above all, the process extension (cold chain production). The production process of cold chain products spends a great deal of auxiliary cooling water.

In waste water analyses contamination was found to be average.

 

Emissions into the Air

No direct emissions

 

Consumption of the Most Widely Used Chemical (Base Wash Chemical)

2015 2016 2017
Actual consumption (t) 42.0 36.0 54.0
Specific consumption (t / million l juice) 0.79 0.68 0.97

In 2017, the consumption of the base wash chemical grew with product portfolio diversification, smaller batch sizes and, above all, process extension.

 

Amount of Waste

Total Waste (t)

 

Different Types of Waste (t)
 Recyclable waste
Landfill waste
Hazardous waste

 

Total Waste (t / million l juice)

 

Actual amounts
2015 2016 2017
Total waste (t) 299.6 292.0 265.9
Recyclable waste (t) 294.3 286.3 260.9
Landfill waste (t) 4.5 3.3 2.3
Hazardous waste (t) 0.9 2.4 2.7

Recyclable Waste Types (t)

2015 2016 2017
Liquid carton packaging 47.0 53.3 50.3
Glass 0 1.0 1.0
Metal 58.7 83.6 66.9
Plastic 44.0 40.4 27.7
Cardboard 31.8 34.3 26.4
Paper 1.1 1.7 1.5
Confidential paper 0.4 1.0 1.4
Organic waste 1.7 1.7 1.7
Building waste 2.0 3.1 2.9
Disposable pallets 46.9 29.1 50.1
Clean wood 9.8 3.4 0
Energy waste 43.1 25.9 25.5
Incinerable waste 7.9 7.8 5.5

Hazardous Waste Types (kg)

2015 2016 2017
Aerosols 40 40 30
Secondary batteries 10 0 14
Flavors 0 0 0
Electronic scrap (WEEE) 40 340 473
Mercurial waste 0 0 0
Acid waste 20 0 100
Solid organic waste (paints, glues) 130 780 579
Solid oily waste 30 30 52
Used lubricating oil (waste oil) 60 870 190
Laboratory waste 0 0 20
Solvents 160 280 290
Fluorescent tubes 240 40 930
Primary batteries 120 20 18

Eckes-Granini Finland works only with the environmental management service providers which have an environmental permit issued by the authorities. The total amount of waste has been decreasing steadily for several years. In 2017, 99 % of all waste was recycled through various service providers. The amounts of hazardous waste and landfill waste were low in relation to the total amount of waste.