Frutarom Health Expands Biogas Capacity in Switzerland

 Breaking News
  • Nestlé Inaugurates New Nescafé Dolce Gusto Production in Vietnam Nestlé has inaugurated a new Nescafé Dolce Gusto capsule production line in Dong Nai Province, Vietnam. The site will process an expected 2,500 tons of coffee per year (equivalent to 130 million capsules), using high quality coffee beans from Vietnam. This volume is expected to increase in the coming years. The investment reflects Nestlé’s clear focus on high-growth, [...]...
  • Pink Lemonade Yogurt? Arla Brings Indulgence to New Markets Arla Foods is to expand its successful Finnish brand, Ihana, into new markets with the premium yogurt range being launched in Denmark and the UK. Meaning ‘wonderful’ in Finnish, Ihana was launched through an extensive brand launch in 2016 in Finland with an iconic new design. Indulgence is one of the few areas in growth within [...]...
  • Process Components Announces Kemutec Expansion into Netherlands Process Components has announced the expansion of subsidiary company Kemutec in Europe, with the long-established manufacturing brand opening a new office in the Netherlands. The move forms a key part of its global strategy to extend its global territories, significantly grow its revenues and create new jobs. Kemutec has more than three decades’ worth of heritage in [...]...
  • Packaging Automation Supports the Reduction in Plastic Packaging Waste With the launch of the UK Plastics Pact to address the impact plastic waste is having on the environment, retailers and manufacturers are more conscious of single use and non-recyclable plastics and want to cater for the green consumer. The industry is turning to various kinds of eco-friendly packaging with the aim of reducing plastic [...]...
  • Glanbia Cheese Joint Venture to Build New €130 Million Mozzarella Cheese Facility Glanbia Cheese, the joint venture business between Glanbia plc and Leprino Foods, plans to build a new, world-class mozzarella cheese manufacturing facility in Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland. A site for the new facility has been identified at the recently established Togher National Industrial Estate in Portlaoise. A total of €130 million will be invested in [...]...

Frutarom Health Expands Biogas Capacity in Switzerland

Frutarom Health Expands Biogas Capacity in Switzerland
October 10
13:03 2013

Frutarom Health, Switzerland, increased biogas electrical energy production in its plant in Wädenswil by 15%.The energy produced by biogas uses waste materials and is categorized as CO2-neutral. In 2012 Frutarom was awarded a certificate of CO2 reduction by the Swiss Energy Agency, recognising the fact that the Wädenswil facility does not contribute to the rising amounts of CO2 affecting climate change through the greenhouse effect.

The biogas plant also received the Naturemade quality mark as a Naturemade Star, indicating “energy produced with special respect for the environment.” The Naturemade quality mark certifies energy from 100% renewable sources, such as water, sun, biomass and wind.

New equipment, using the latest technology of CHC (combined heat and power), was installed in Frutarom’s Swiss plant in September 2013, increasing the production of renewable electrical energy corresponding to 1,000,000 kWh/year. This amount of energy is equivalent to 100m3 of petrol. Electricity produced from biogas generates much less COthan conventional energy. An amount of 1 kW of electricity produced by biogas prevents 7,000 kg CO2 release per year. The total power, heat and electricity, produced by the biogas equipment is now 2,600,000 kWh per year.

“When established 15 years ago, the Wädenswil factory was one of the first industrial production sites to invest in biogas when this technology was not well known,” explains Holger Riemensperger, General Manager of Frutarom Health. “Frutarom is committed to producing pure, high-quality products with minimal damage to the environment. We have initiated a long-term, sustainability strategy for all of our factories, and pick our suppliers very carefully.”

Organic waste contains energy that can be converted by fermentation with biogas equipment to produce heat and electricity. The fermentation process is entirely natural and takes up to 45 days. The equipment consists of two generators that produce electricity and heat. The electricity produced is sufficient to provide up to 40% of the site’s electricity needs. The heat is used to heat the facility in the winter or cool it in the summer using a heat exchanger.

In order to minimize its potential impact on the environment, Frutarom’s production of EFLA® extracts line of healthy ingredients has been complemented by a biogas plant (for the treatment of waste and solids) and an air purification system. Together they produce clean water and clean air, as well as renewable energy.

About Author



Related Articles

Food & Drink Business Conference & Exhibition 2016

Upcoming Events

  • September 5, 2018Int'l Food Products and Processing Technologies Exhibition (WorldFood Istanbul)
  • September 15, 2018iba
  • September 25, 2018PPMA Show 2018
  • September 27, 2018Int'l Fruit Show (eurofruit)
AEC v1.0.4

find food jobs

The Magazine

F&D Business Preferred Suppliers

New Subscriber

Subscribe Here