In the food processing industry, a substantial amount of energy is consumed.Excessive use of energy is usually associated with many industrial plants worldwide,and food processing plants are no exception. Enormous potential exists for cost-effective improvement in existing energy-using equipment. Also, application of good housekeeping measures could result in appreciable savings in energy.Therefore, it is imperative to introduce and disseminate information about modern
energy saving technologies among the parties concerned in government and especially,
at plant level, in industries.In order to achieve the objectives of this programme, the following strategy is
being used :
Conduct surveys of energy usage and efficiency at plant level, to establish therequired energy saving measures.
Prepare handy manuals on energy management and energy conservationtechniques and technologies, based on the findings of the above surveys.
Present and discuss the content of the handy manuals at seminars held forgovernment officials, representatives of industries, plant managers and
Disseminate the handy manuals to other developing countries for theirproper utilization and application by the target industrial sector.The present Handy Manual for the food processing industry was prepared by
UNIDO, with the cooperation of experts from the Energy Conservation Center (ECC)
of Japan, on energy saving technologies in the framework of the. above-mentionedUNIDO programme. It is designed to provide an overview of the main processesinvolved in food processing, and present a concise guideline for the recommended
energy saving measures.
Appreciation is expressed for the valuable contribution made by the followinginstitutions to the successful preparation and publication of this manual:
Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, India;
Ministry of Water and Power, Pakistan;
Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Japan; and
The Energy Conservation Center (ECC), Japan.