Ida Johansson has participated in the energy mapping at Bumax, one of the largest export companies in Gävleborg. Bumax is a world-leading manufacturer of premium stainless-steel fasteners for submarines, oil rigs, cancer care, space research and much more.
“They described their entire flow with operation times and machine use, and we calculated the energy balance and provided suggestions regarding effective measures,” Ida Johansson says.
A European project
To Ida, it important to support small and middle-sized companies. More often than not, these are both very interested in and see the benefits of energy efficiency, but find it difficult to engage in this process on their own as they need to prioritise production at all times.
At the present time, Ida is evaluating their project and she is communicating their results to other European regions in an EU project.
“As researchers, we learn a great deal from working out in the companies, since they are expert on their own activities and theories do not always work in practice,” Ida Johansson explains.
Bumax halved their energy consumption