Amul dairy to be felicitated at national energy conservation award, 2009

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Anand (Gujarat) Dec 12 (ANI/Business Wire India): We are happy to inform that Amul Dairy, Anand has been selected for certificate of merit award for the year 2009 as a part of "National Energy Conservation Award - 2009" constituted by Ministry of Power, Government of India.

The award will be handed over at a special function organized at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on December 14 2009. Rahul Kumar, Managing Director, Amul Dairy, Anand will be accepting the Award.

The National Energy Conservation Award is constituted to give national recognition to the selected Industrial units who have made systematic and significant efforts for efficient utilization and conservation of energy during the year.

Amul has introduced several energy conservation projects such as replacement of energy intensive old boilers with fully automatic new boilers, replacement of furnace oil with Natural Gas for clean and energy efficient environment, power generation from Natural Gas, Installation of Vapour Absorption system to generate refrigeration through waste heat from Gas engine apart from several other measures such as installation of frequency drives, modification of process lines to name a few.

These measures have helped us in reducing specific energy consumption up to the tune of 17 per cent with net savings of more than Rupees 2.0 Crores, Shri Rahul Kumar added.

Amul has also taken ambitious project of replacement of traditional can milk collection and transportation system with Bulk Milk Chilling Units. This will help to reduce not only the transportation costs but also reduce environmental pollution and result into more savings and better returns to the farmers.

Rahul Kumar mentioned that the recognition, no doubt, will boost our continuing efforts to conserve depleting natural sources by way of utilizing optimum use of energy sources, electricity, gas and furnace oil. (ANI)

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