Energy Efficiency Improvement and Cost Saving Opportunities for the Fruit and Vegetable Processing Industry

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This guide discusses energy efficiency practices and energy-efficient technologies that can be implemented at the component, process, facility, and organizational levels of the U.S. fruit and vegetable processing industry. A wide variety of energy efficiency measures applicable to fruit and vegetable processing plants are described, along with expected savings. Typical payback periods and references to further information in the technical literature are also provided, when available. Given the importance of water in fruit and vegetable processing, a summary of basic, proven measures for improving plant-level water efficiency are also provided.