Water usage in the meat processing industry
The Foyle Food Group is a meat processing group that comprises 4 distinct and separate meat processing facilities to accommodate slaughtering, deboning and rendering with a capacity of 200,000 cattle per year. The annual energy spend across the group is in excess of €6M. It was vital to get an insight on water usage in each facility.
The initiative to install an Energy Monitoring and Targeting (eM&T) System at Foyle was lead by the group CEO who realised that it was imperative to get a granular view of electricity and water usage in each facility if they were to make a significant impact on reducing energy usage across the operation.