Like most food processing, confectionary making uses energy-intensive processes and equipment, and energy costs can be significant.

Heating, cooling, mixing, moving product, packaging, and lighting consume most of the total energy, so searching for energy savings in these areas is good for business and the environment.

Energy efficiencies can be found everywhere, from no cost behavioural changes to equipment upgrades.

Start with these resources.

Learn from others — case studies

See how Betta Foods saved $100,000 annually from energy efficiency measures, in this case study from Positive Charge.

Look offshore for inspiration, in this case study from the Journal of Food Engineering.

Get tips on how to improve energy and materials efficiency in food processing, in this guide from Sustainability Victoria.

Explore the Energy Efficient Equipment Toolkit from Food South Australia.

The German confectionery industry offers some good insights in this report from Food Processing and Packaging Machinery.

Act now — fact sheets, guides and tools

Get tips on how to improve energy and materials efficiency in food processing, in this guide from Sustainability Victoria.

Explore the Energy Efficient Equipment Toolkit from Food South Australia.

The German confectionery industry offers some good insights in this report from Food Processing and Packaging Machinery.

Know your options — more help and ideas

Victorian Energy Saver provides tools and information to help Victorian Businesses save energy and money.

There is more information on efficiency and improvements on our Equipment and Technologies: Case Studies & Guides page.

Page last updated: 31/07/2018