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Grate Savings: Santangiolina’s cheesy energy revolution

July 11, 2023 12:27 pm Published by

In 2012, Santangiolina initiated a comprehensive analysis of its carbon footprint, identifying areas for improvement. This led to the cooperative's participation in an EU-funded research program focused on developing cutting-edge software solutions for energy-efficient dairy production. 

Sweet Success: From bean to bar with power from the sun and wind

July 11, 2023 9:15 am Published by

Inside, Chocolatemakers get 100% of their power from solar energy, thanks to a transparent solar canopy that blankets the factory roof. Excess power is fed back into the grid. Meanwhile, innovative use of residual heat from the chocolate chamber is used to warm the entire space. Chocolatemakers estimate they save an annual 35,000 kg of CO2 as a result of these measures: equivalent to the emissions of seven households.

Czech tech sparks sustainable solutions

July 10, 2023 7:52 pm Published by

Close to the Czech-Polish border, in the vibrant city of Opava, is the headquarters of ECM System Solutions. The 15-person strong company has emerged as a trailblazer in the energy transition, specialising in the development of systems to measure, manage and monitor renewable energy sources. 

Students of solar light up Turkey quake zone

March 22, 2023 6:07 am Published by

When two huge earthquakes struck the Turkey-Syria border region in February 2023, we learned once again through bitter experience, how solar energy can help to save lives in disaster zones, through its nature of being distributed, and generating power locally using sunshine.