Energy efficient cage system batteries, acquired with GEFF support, helps local poultry farm to reduce electricity and water consumption.
This Poultry Farm is an ambitiously growing business that changed ownership in January 2015. The new management rolled out its acquisition and optimization strategy that focused on reducing cost and maximizing revenues. Their change strategy included the replacement of eight old cage system batteries with new, more efficient ones that saved on water and electricity consumption.
The GEFF team during its pilot phase, supported the farms management team with technical advise, performed the project analysis, assessed the potential of energy savings, financial-technical parameters and risks.
The US$ 1.66 million investment allowed the company to reduce the energy consumption by 1.208 MWh per year. The savings from energy and water costs allowed the company to increase its production capacity by approximately 3 times..
The new batteries led to a reduction of the CO2 emissions by 543.6 tonnes per year, making a valuable input towards mitigation of negative effect of human activity on climate.
The pilot phase of the Green Economy Financing Facility in Egypt was developed by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and is supported by EBRD’s Shareholder Special Fund and SEMED Multi-donor Account.