Al-Garas Improves Product Quality and Enhances Competitiveness

Alexandria Governorate, Egypt
Energy efficient grinding line
Investment Size
USD 598,256
Energy savings
1,381 MWh per year (primary energy saving)
CO2 savings
241 tonnes per year
Improved competitiveness
EBRD Shareholder Special Fund and the European Union

Energy savings and improved product quality

Al-Garas is undertaking a production optimization process by replacing its existing spices cleaning line and adding an energy efficient spice grinding line to the existing setup.

Algaras Spices is an importer, exporter and manufacturer of herbs, spices, and oils. The company specializes in extracting vegetable, fragrance, and medical oils, as well as cleaning, grinding, and drying spices. Algaras was founded in 1998.

The company is undertaking a production line optimization that would reduce costs through energy saving, improve the quality of its products and increase production capacity.

The GEFF team evaluated the efficiency characteristics of the grinding line and confirmed that its performance was in line with the best available technologies internationally. In addition to assessing the economic viability of the installation, the GEFF team also provided an assessment of the potential environmental benefits associated with the investment.

The US$ 598,256 investment allowed the company to reduce 1,381 MWh per year of primary energy, which will help the company save production costs and increase its production capacity, thus, increasing its profitability and competitiveness.

The reduction of greenhouse gases associated with this investment is estimated 241 tonnes of CO2 emissions per year, a valuable contribution to mitigating the negative impacts of climate change.

GEFF Egypt was developed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and is supported by the European Union Neighbourhood Investment Facility.