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Energy Efficiency for Small and Medium Enterprises

By Elizabeth Muguti
ISBN: 9781853394461
The book shows that the improvement of product efficiency can be in harmony with financial gains. It encourages support for women entrepreneurs to get involved with the technical aspects of the production process. It aims to provide basic information on energy saving options for those involved with the economic empowerment of micro entrepreneurs.
£12.95

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  • Synopsis
    A general misconception among industries, small or large, in developed as well as developing countries, is that taking care of the environment, by using clean technologies and by saving energy, is a cost-incurring activity. This conviction leads to a poor attention to environmental considerations and therefore high losses in raw materials, energy and finances. Energy Efficiency for Small and Medium Enterprises forms part of the Energy and Environment Technology Source Books series. The book shows that the improvement of product efficiency can be in harmony with financial gains. In particular, it encourages support for women entrepreneurs to get involved with the technical aspects of the production process. Above all, Energy Efficiency for Small and Medium Enterprises aims to provide basic information on energy saving options for those involved with the economic empowerment of micro entrepreneurs.
  • Table of Contents
    INTRODUCTION xi
    Who can implement an energy crisis programme? xii
    How can the energy efficiency of an enterprise be improved? xiii
    1 The importance of energy efficiency programmes 1
    Advantages of energy efficiency 1
    Potential difficulties 3
    Case study: Cold storage, India 5
    2 Analysis of the existing situation (Step 1) 7
    Knowing the business 7
    Exercise 1 Analysing the enterprise's strengths and weaknesses 8
    Determining energy consumption using energy bills 9
    Example 1 Energy consumption in cassava processing 11
    Analysing the production system and related energy consumption 14
    Exercise 2 Assessing energy efficiency 15
    Example 2 Operational stages in cassava processing 17
    3 Identifying immediate energy saving potentials (Step 2) 19
    A 'top ten' of simple changes that save energy 19
    Case study: Brickmaking, Zimbabwe 24
    Case study: Bread baking, Ghana 24
    Case study: Sun-drying bricks, Zimbabwe 25
    Doing a visual energy check 25
    4 Technology options for energy saving 28
    A. Electricity supply system 28
    Case study: Cereal processing, Peru 30
    B. Using energy efficiently 31
    C. Efficient stoves 35
    Case study: Sweet making, The Philippines 37
    D. Heat recycling 38
    E. Biomass waste as a source of energy 40
    Case study: Coir briquettes, Sri Lanka 45
    F. Renewable energy sources 49
    Case study: Installation of a micro hydro-electric scheme, Peru 60
    5 Choosing the best option (Step 3) 62
    Potential energy savings 62
    Financial considerations 62
    x ENERGY EFFICIENCY
    Example 3 Calculating the payback period 63
    The production system 63
    Technology 64
    Case study: Imported vs locally made pumps 64
    Case study: Availability of foreign exchange 65
    The market 65
    Environmental considerations 66
    Social considerations 66
    Checklist for selecting an energy saving technology 68
    6 Implementation, monitoring and evaluation 70
    Implementation (Step 4) 70
    Monitoring (Step 5) 71
    Evaluation (Step 6) 72
    BIBLIOGRAPHY 75
    SOURCES OF FURTHER INFORMATION 76
    GLOSSARY 81
  • Details
    Sub Title N/A
    Author Elizabeth Muguti
    Editor No
    Number of Pages 96
    Format Paperback / softback