Industrial Utility Efficiency

Kellogg’s Energy and Ghg Emission Performance

In 2010, our global energy use and GHG emissions per metric tonne of food produced both continued to decrease—energy use by 1.6 percent and GHG emissions by .7 percent over 2009. Since 2005, our baseline year, our energy use and GHG emissions per metric tonne of food produced are down 7.5 percent and 9.8 percent, respectively. Given our continued progress, we expect to meet our 15 to 20 percent reduction goals for GHG and energy by 2015.

Kellogg Company’s energy and GHG reductions since 2005 are the result of many energy-saving projects and initiatives, small and large, at our facilities worldwide. Our plant in Botany, Australia, for example, has reduced its energy usage by 7 percent since 2009, even as production at the plant increased 2 percent. The plant accomplished this by installing an energy management system aimed at improving the control and monitoring of key equipment, such as air compressors, boilers, chilled water units and cooling towers.

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In another example, our cereal plant in Belleville, Ontario, reduced electricity use by 9 percent and gas use by 11 percent in 2010 by improving its manufacturing processes. For example, they installed new machines that create less excess “over spray” when spraying coating onto product. This new technology reduced by more than 100,000 pounds the amount of coating required to make 50 million pounds of product. This in turn saved electricity, since less of the coating needs to be made. The Belleville plant also implemented a more effective inspection method for oven doors. The new method better detects poor door seals so they can be repaired, thereby reducing heat wasted and gas used.













November 2011