Reducing CO2 emissions is one of Boortmalt’s core sustainable objectives. It aims to cut its emissions by 42% by 2030. To achieve this, it will need to bring into play a number of innovative and sustainable technologies. And that is precisely why it is implementing the Qpinch heat recovery technology.
Qpinch is a heat transformer that will capture the waste heat from the kilning process, transform it into heat at higher temperatures and reinject it into the same process. This new technology will significantly cut energy consumption and operational costs.
Yvan Schaepman, CEO of Boortmalt Group, said: As the biggest malting company globally, we play a major role in the whole beer and distiller supply chain. For years we have been working hard to reduce our emissions, striving to become the most efficient maltster in the world. We are committed to continuing doing so. That's why we always keep an eye out for novel solutions such as these.”
Boortmalt is the first food processor to use this technology. The pilot will be installed at its Antwerp site, with the aim of rolling the solution out to all Boortmalt sites in due course.