The new e-Golf supplements the vehicle fleet of Crespel & Deiters and, in so doing, underscores the corporate aspiration of always acting in the most environmentally responsible manner.

Recognising potentials – utilising potentials

Sustainable and ecologically-friendly actions in all corporate areas are one of Crespel & Deiter’s key corporate objectives. We always endeavour to identify and utilise energy-saving potentials.

The e-car addition to our vehicle fleets expresses this approach. Thanks to extremely low energy consumption and reduced C02 emission, the purely electrical propulsion is the optimal mobility solution, especially for short distances.

Energy efficiency – our contribution

Due to the electrical energy needed for operating machines and the thermal energy for drying the end products, the extraction of starch and protein from wheat is an energy-intensive process.

Energy management has been comprehensively implemented at Crespel & Deiters for many years. In 2000, an environmental management system was implemented that is based on the ISO 14001 standard, and it was expanded in 2013 to include an energy management system in accordance with ISO 50001. Our energy management is scheduled, monitored and regularly reviewed in accordance with the provisions of this standard.

The foundation stone was laid more than 20 years ago, with combined heat and power (CHP). With an energy conversion efficiency rate of 90 %, the CHP plant of Crespel & Deiters, which is operated with natural gas, attains the highest possible energy yield with simultaneous power generation in the form of electricity and hot gas. By comparison: Traditional centralised power generation only operates at a rate of 30 to 40 per cent efficiency.

As such, Crespel & Deiters is not only able to cover all electricity and heat requirements for production; it also feeds about 3,400,000 kWh of electricity into the public power grid annually.

In 2016, Crespel & Deiters was awarded the first EnergieInnovationsPreis. NRW by EnergieAgentur NRW. The EnergieAgentur.NRW intends this new award to recognise companies that can demonstrate successful, innovative projects in the field of energy management systems.

“Crespel & Deiters’ submission demonstrated that an energy management system yields successes for climate protection and makes economic sense. Furthermore, the tool is embodied throughout the entire organisation. 200 employees are trained on the subject of energy annually,” Johannes Remmel, Ministry for Climate Protection, Environment, Agriculture, Conservation and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia praised the company.

Apart from energy training, in cooperation with the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Crespel & Deiters trains so-called energy scouts. The energy scouts are apprentices who have received multi-day training sessions from the CIC that has the purpose of searching for energy saving measures within the context of their activities in their company. These energy savings measures are presented within the framework of presentations at the CIC.

Efficient energy management – less is more

A holistic approach and evaluation of energy usage results in the long-term optimisation of resources at Crespel & Deiters. Continuous refurbishment, maintenance and monitoring of the production facilities are important components of the efficient Crespel & Deiters energy management system.

The exchange with other companies is also a part of our continuous energy management optimisation. Crespel & Deiters participates in the REGINEE energy efficiency network, which was initiated by the CIC Osnabrück – Emsland – Grafschaft Bentheim, in cooperation with the Federal Union of Energy Consumers (VEA) in Hanover. Within this context, Crespel & Deiters participates in the mutual objective of the federal government and business of founding 500 such networks by 2020.

For instance, VEA organises a visit to the companies by an energy manager who carries out a supplier-independent survey of the situation on site. Together with the company representatives, concrete savings potentials are developed and formalised on a binding foundation, with the purpose of implementing these in a timely manner. The network participants have the goal of saving11,845,895 kWh by November 2019. In this way, the network initiative makes an important contribution to attaining the climate and energy-political objectives of the Federal Republic of Germany.