TRIMET Hamburg wants to further reduce emissions

Jun 3, 2016 | Along with twelve other Hamburg-based companies, the city’s TRIMET branch formed the “Energy Efficiency Network of Hamburg Industry.” The purpose of the network, which is supported by the Industry Association Hamburg, is to give companies the opportunity to exchange experiences and tried-and-proven methods in energy efficiency so they can make a contribution toward sustainable industrial production in Hamburg. By the end of 2018, they want to reduce their CO2 emissions by a total of 60,000 tons per year.

To this end, TRIMET focuses particularly on electrolysis. “We are glad to participate, and do so out of conviction. As an energy-intensive business, increasing efficiency is an important issue for us. In this way, we contribute to the protection of the environment while at the same time ensuring our competitiveness,” says Klaus Schweininger, Commercial Director of the Hamburg branch. He wants to discuss ways of making the company even more energy-efficient, especially together with colleagues from other energy-intensive companies, such as Hamburg’s copper mill or the steelworks.

Most recently, for example, retrofitting the blower motors in the electrolysis production lines 1 and 2 has had a profound effect. While the degree of ventilation used to be controlled by partially opening or closing the ventilation flaps, the motors now adjust their power to the respective needs. “Since our machines run around the clock, 365 days a year, savings of just a few percent have a significant impact. That is why we constantly look for ways to improve things,” says Schweininger explaining the principle.

The Energy Efficiency Network of Hamburg is part of a national initiative by the federal government and German business. It is meant to contribute to Germany’s climate and energy policy objectives. The progress that the different networks make is monitored annually.

By: Wolfgang Nübold

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