Oil and gas company ExxonMobil and global energy management specialist Ener-G have unveiled a free guide to energy efficiency measures for the plastics industry, which recommends adopting an integrated energy strategy, including smart metering and control strategies and energy audits.
The guide also offers best-practice tips on reducing energy demand in offices, factories and warehouses and summarises the financial help available for implementing energy efficient measures.
"Industrial energy bills can be reduced by as much as one fifth through simple, cost-effective measures to cut wastage," said Chris Marsland, technical director for ENER-G.
"The guide outlines how on-site energy generation using efficient, low carbon technologies, such as combined heat and power, can create enormous savings.
Andrea Jacobsen, industrial marketing manager for Europe, Africa and Middle East, ExxonMobil, said: “The plastics sector, like many other energy-intensive industries, is looking at ways to cuts its energy consumption without hampering productivity. We hope this guide will help increase awareness of the important role that lubricants can play in attaining that goal.”