Modernisation of energy intensive sugar production in Romania

Lemarco Cristal, a sugar producer
Modernisation of the steam plant, conveyor system, compressed air system, packaging plant and capacitators
Investment Size
€1.3 million
Energy savings
Improved financial standing and competitiveness

Lemarco Group deals with wood and furniture manufacturing and export, as well as with sugar production. It is the second largest sugar supplier in Romania and with three refineries, it has a production capacity of 130,000 tonnes of sugar per year.

Belonging to a very energy intensive industry, the company recognised the necessity to decrease its energy consumption and addressed EEFF for financing and advisory services.

The EEFF team performed the energy audit of the production facilities, suggested a list of potential energy saving measures, assessed and presented their profitability and effect.

The final project consisted of the modernisation of the existing steam plant, water and compressed air systems, conveyor system, capacitors and packaging plant.

The investment of €1.3 million allowed the company to decrease its energy bill by 37 per cent, meaning that the investment will be repaid from energy savings rather fast, leaving the positive cash-flow for many more years to follow.

This project improved the company’s processes, financial standing and competitiveness in the market. It demonstrates that energy savings can bring long-lasting benefits.

The EEFF supports the implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy projects by the private sector. Together, the private, residential and public sectors can make a change in energy consumption patterns and environmental protection.