Romanian SME bakery finds energy efficient solution

Pitran SRL, a bakery
Cosmesti village, Galati, Romania
New wood fired baking oven
Investment Size
Financial results
Payback period of less than one year
Energy savings
CO2 savings
72 tonnes of CO2 per year (100%)
39% increase in production capacity

Pitran SRL is an SME bakery with 20 employees supplying its products to the surrounding area of Jaristea.  To decrease energy consumption and improve production efficiency, the company decided to invest in new equipment.

The company addressed RoSEFF for financing and the RoSEFF team supported the company with analysis of the proposed investment, the potential for energy savings, financial-technical parameters and environmental aspects of the project.

The project comprised replacement of two old LPG-fired ovens with one new efficient oven, fired with wood and with higher production capacity.

The €29,000 investment allowed the company to increase its production capacity by 39% and decrease the specific energy consumption by 34% (95 kWh per kg of production). As wood is much cheaper than LPG, the energy savings allowed this investment to repay itself in less than one year. In addition, this measure has led to CO2 emission decreases and therefore contributed to the mitigation of the negative effects of human activity on the climate.