Systematic reduction of energy and emissions
SKF in Busan, Korea has been able reduce production related energy by 50 percent in the period 2010 to 2016.
SKF India implemented energy efficiency programmes at its five main production sites.
The programmes included reducing energy demand from machines and new energy procurement methods and innovative process development. The team in India has received numerous awards for their work ,both internal SKF awards and external recognition, among others for the integration of renewable on-site heat power generation with an industry process.
As solar panels and business models evolve it is getting more and more common to place solar panels on the roofs to cover parts of the daily needs of a general building. For energy intensive industrial processes this has proven to be more difficult, but one site in the Indian project managed to set up a hot water facility for its energy intensive phosphating process where large quantities of boiling hot water is needed. This significantly reduces the procurement of otherwise very carbon intensive electricity from the regional electricity grid.