Packagers to seal up savings with power plant

Italian packaging firm Goglio is getting a combined heat and power plant at one of its factories. The manufacturer which seals up foodstuffs like coffee, rice and vegetables hopes to […]

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By Vicky Ellis

Italian packaging firm Goglio is getting a combined heat and power plant at one of its factories.

The manufacturer which seals up foodstuffs like coffee, rice and vegetables hopes to cut its energy costs by almost 20% with the new system.

Its bill for electricity and heat currently stacks up to more than 5% of annual sales.

Goglio has signed a supply agreement with E.ON Connecting Energies, the international unit of energy company E.ON, which is building the CHP plant.

The deal includes supplying the Daverio plant with roughly 30 GWh of electricity and around 40 GWh of heat energy per year.

It also covers chilled and hot water supply for Goglio’s production processes.

Dr Franco Goglio, President and Owner of the packaging firm said: “We are firmly convinced that this new power plant represents a very efficient solution in line with our desire to excel in quality and performance, whilst being mindful of environmental issues.”