Godrej & Boyce increases energy savings and reduces carbon emissions with an innovative Waste Heat Recovery System

Godrej & BoyceBangalore, 10th October 2023: Amidst rising energy costs and an urgent global imperative to reduce carbon emissions and enhance energy efficiency, industrial facilities are undergoing a remarkable transformation to maintain a competitive edge and achieve cost savings in the long run. In line with this, Godrej Electricals & Electronics, a business unit of Godrej & Boyce, is paving the way for sustainable industrial practices through the innovative technology of ‘Godrej Waste Heat Recovery System’ unit, recently installed at a leading beverage manufacturer’s plant in India. With a resolute commitment to pioneer sustainable manufacturing practices, Godrej & Boyce aims to reduce CO2 Emissions by 100,000 tons from similar processes by the next 5 years.

Industrial processes often produce copious amounts of heat, which traditionally dissipates into the atmosphere. Waste Heat Recovery involves the process of capturing and repurposing heat energy from waste heat sources within industrial plants. Instead of allowing this valuable resource to dissipate into the environment, it is now transformed into additional heat or converted into electrical and mechanical power. By harnessing this surplus heat, industries can now dramatically improve their overall energy efficiency, resulting in reduced energy costs and significantly lowered carbon emissions. Godrej Electricals & Electronics has successfully installed the Godrej Waste Heat Recovery System unit for a prominent global beverage manufacturer in India.

The outcomes of the innovative technology installed for the leading beverage manufacturer by Godrej Electricals & Electronics include achieving actual energy savings of 1750 kWh per day, the recovery of 370 MWh of energy since installation, a substantial reduction of 465 tons of CO2 emissions annually, and an impressive payback period of less than 1.5 years.

Commenting on this innovation, Raghavendra Mirji, Senior Vice President and Business Head, of Godrej Electricals & Electronics said, “Our commitment to sustainable industrial practices through innovative solutions like the Godrej Waste Heat Recovery System reflects our larger vision of pioneering environmental stewardship within the industrial landscape. By harnessing waste heat to enhance energy efficiency, we not only drive down operational costs but also set a powerful example for industries worldwide. Our mission is to lead the way towards a greener, more sustainable future, where reducing carbon emissions is not just a necessity but a shared responsibility, and where every watt of energy saved is a step towards a brighter tomorrow.”