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Energy Cost reductions make Candy production even sweeter

Investor
Candy producer
Location
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Investment
New production equipment
Investment Size
US$ 56,300
Financial results
Payback of 8 years
Energy savings
232 MWh per year
CO2 savings
74 tons per year
Impact
Reduced maintenance and unexpected interruptions, improved product quality, streamlined production process
Donor
EBRD SSF

A Mongolian candy producer substantially reduced energy consumption by replacing inefficient production equipment

A Mongolian candy producer upgraded key production equipment, replacing inefficient and outdated machinery. The old machines regularly shut down unexpectedly, severely interrupting the production processes.  This caused delays on the one hand but also resulted in problems regarding product stability and quality.  As high-quality standards are of utmost importance to this company, the decision to replace the old machinery was made quickly.

The investment was financed through a US$ 56,300 loan, from the EBRD’s sustainable energy credit line. The new machine is 78% more efficient than the old one, partly due to the high efficiency motors and variable speed drives, which are part of the new machine. In addition to the new machine, the company also significantly optimized its production layout, resulting in time and quality improvements.

The energy savings generate cost savings of US$ 9,400 per year!

This project was financed and implemented under EBRD’s MonSEFF facility. MonSEFF is a predecessor of the Green Economy Financing Facility (GEFF) Mongolia. GEFF Mongolia was developed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and is supported by the Green Climate Fund and the Japan-EBRD Cooperation Fund.

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