Key Indicators

Key indicators

Energy Consumption

Total energy consumption

2016 2017 2018
Total energy consumption (kWh) 11 970 720 14 200 699 14 186 810
Total energy consumption
(kWh / 1,000 l juice)
225 254 239
Total energy consumption
(kWh / m² operational surface area)
743 835 835
Production (milloin l) 53.158 55.873 59.460
Factory operational surface area (m²) 16 103 16 997 16 997

Energy Consumption (kWh / 1,000 l juice)

 Electricity
Steam
District heating

 

Actual consumption

2016 2017 2018
Electricity (kWh) 4 775 257 6 057 717 6 102 137
Steam (kWh) 4 947 623 5 918 452 5 970 393
District heating (kWh) 2 247 840 2 224 530 2 114 280
Energy consumption, decontamination
(kWh / 1,000 l juice)
37 42 40

In 2017, electricity and steam consumption 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. After the commissioning and normalization of production, the relative energy consumption decreased in 2018 for electricity and steam, although their total consumption increased slightly. The energy consumption associated with decontamination is 40% of the total steam consumption.

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% while all in all the share of renewable energy in total energy was 58% in 2018. This share will grow in 2019 when the production of the steam used at our factory begins to use 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. The consumption of district heating is essentially affected by the outdoor temperature.

 

Water Consumption and Waste Water Generation

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

 Water
Waste water

 

Actual amounts

2016 2017 2018
Water (m³) 134 444 166 816 153 048
Waste water (m³) 88 728 118 765 101 912

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. After the commissioning and normalization of the production technology, water consumption and waste water generation decreased in 2018.

In waste water analyses contamination was found to be average.

 

Emissions into the Air

No direct emissions

 

Consumption of the Most Widely Used Chemicals

2016 2017 2018
Hydrogen peroxide 35% (kg) 48 400 56 100 60 000
Nitric acid 60% (kg) 13 750 16 250 16 300
Lye and foam detergent (kg) 38 073 58 165 54 000
 Total consumption of the most
widely used chemicals (kg)
100 223 130 515 130 300
 Total consumption of the most
widely used chemicals (kg / 1,000 l juice)
1.89 2.34 2.19

In 2017, the consumption of the chemicals grew with product portfolio diversification, smaller batch sizes and, above all, process extension. In 2018, normalization of production is shown by the reduced use of chemicals.

 

Amount of Waste

Total Waste (t)

 

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

 

Total Waste (t / million l juice)

 

Actual amounts
2016 2017 2018
Total waste (t) 292.0 265.9 336.8
Recyclable waste (t) 286.3 260.9 323.1
Landfill waste (t) 3.3 2.3
Mixed waste (t) 12.3
Hazardous waste (t) 2.4 2.7 1.3

Recyclable Waste Types (t)

2016 2017 2018
Liquid carton packaging 53.3 50.3 53.3
Glass 1.0 1.0 1.0
Metal 83.6 66.9 81.8
Plastic 40.4 27.7 17.5
Cardboard 34.3 26.4 44.8
Paper 1.7 1.5 0.8
Confidential paper 1.0 1.4 0.8
Organic waste 1.7 1.7 2.0
Building waste 3.1 2.9 0
Disposable pallets 29.1 50.1 72.2
Clean wood 3.4 0 3.2
Energy waste 25.9 25.5 45.8
Incinerable waste 7.8 5.5

Hazardous Waste Types (kg)

2016 2017 2018
Aerosols 40 30 18
Secondary batteries 0 14 0
Flavors 0 0 157
Electronic scrap (WEEE) 340 473 294
Mercurial waste 0 0 0
Acid waste 0 100 268
Solid organic waste (paints, glues) 780 579 29
Solid oily waste 30 52 67
Used lubricating oil (waste oil) 870 190 40
Laboratory waste 0 20 80
Solvents 280 290 232
Fluorescent tubes 40 930 67
Primary batteries 20 18 20

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 grew in 2018 due to a growing number in liters produced and the diversification of the product portfolio. In 2018, 100% of all waste was recycled through various service providers. The amount of hazardous waste was low in relation to the total amount of waste.

Since the beginning of 2018, landfill waste changed to recovered mixed waste. At the reception terminal, the environmental management service provider sorts the mixed waste for further processing. The incinerated waste reported in previous years is currently included in the energy fraction.