Cefla Plant Solutions at Cibus Tec to present trigeneration

Retrieved energy can ensure refrigeration down to -40°C, a perfect solution for many food companies, starting with the fruit and vegetable and meat processing sectors.

IMOLA. Cefla Plant Solutions’ cogeneration and trigeneration systems were illustrated at the 51st edition of Cibus Tec, one of the main technological innovation fairs for the agro-industrial sector, held in Parma from 25 to 28 October 2016. At the event, Cefla Plant Solutions – the leader in industrial and civil engineering plants – presented two technologies, both designed to improve energy efficiency and thus reduce costs and environmental impact. More specifically, a trigeneration plant allows, in addition to the production of electricity, retrieval of a part of the heat produced by the thermodynamic transformation. This can provide refrigeration at temperatures as low as -40°C. This new feature is particularly useful in all food applications where sub-zero storage is required or, for example, where foods, such as fresh meats, need to be stored at controlled temperatures.
“Trigeneration is a technology that we’re keen to develop for our customers”, explains Stefano Cocchi, Cefla Plant Solutions Area Manager. “Until now it was little known and under-developed in this market sector and the prospects are exciting. This is a market where we have already completed major projects, starting with the construction of a plant for an American company working in the vegetable sector”.

Cefla Plant Solutions at Tecnargilla 2016

Foto Tecnargilla 2016Tecnargilla, the last edition of which was held in Rimini from Monday 26th to Friday 30th September, is the world’s biggest ceramic and heavy clay fair.

his was the event’s twenty-fifth edition, a milestone for an international fair – jointly organised by Rimini Fiera and Acimac (Italian Association of Ceramic Machine and Equipment manufacturers) – that showcases ceramic and heavy clay manufacturing technologies.

This year the fair attracted over 500 exhibitors (displaying over an area of 80,000 m2; the fair has grown by 7% compared to the 2014 edition of this two-yearly fair), all showcasing the very best technological innovation currently available on the market. Of these, over 40% were non-Italian, coming from some 25 different countries, the most represented of which were China, Spain, Germany, Turkey and Portugal.

Needless to say, Cefla was there too (Hall 1, stand 199) to talk about cogeneration in the ceramic industry and to put forward and assess the best possible solutions together with customers.




Cefla provides Fruttagel with highly eco-sustainable plant

Motore per Acea_Cefla e GECefla has designed a new electricity production plant for Fruttagel, the cooperative consortium (based in Alfonsine, in the province of Ravenna) which specialises in frozen foods, preserves and fruit drinks. The company, which has facilities in Emilia-Romagna and Molise, is a founder of the Almaverde Bio Consortium. It has always been extremely attentive to both product quality and the environment and has, for this reason, commissioned Cefla Plant Solutions to design a plant that can guarantee high energy efficiency and minimise environmental impact in terms of carbon emissions.

The project, expected to be completed over the coming months, features two container-mounted gensets capable of generating 1,700 kW and supplying 30% of the electricity needed for the processing carried out at Fruttagel. The plant has been designed to retrieve fume heat (to produce steam and so reduce the impact on the environment) and cooling water heat (for use within the facility). 
Overall efficiency is 85%, allowing savings of 1,285 TOE (tonne of oil equivalent). Over the course of a year, the Cefla-supplied plant will provide Fruttagel with savings of 2,300 TCO2 (tons of carbon dioxide not released into the environment).