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Malteries Franco-Suisses (Boortmalt Group)

  • Centrale solaire thermique des Malteries Franco-Suisses Industrie Malteries Franco-Suisses
  • Centrale solaire thermique des Malteries Franco-Suisses

Key Figures

  • Commissioning date

    March 2021

  • Solar thermal collector area on trackers

    14,252 m²

  • Hot water storage volume

    3,000 m³

  • Expected annual production

    About 8,000 MWh

  • CO2 emission avoided per year

    2,200 Tons

  • Heat customer introduction

    • Boortmalt Malthouse Group, Europe’s second largest malt producer
    • 160,000 tonnes of malt produced in a year
    • Operating 24/24 365d/year
  • Principle of solar thermal integration

    • Preheating of air for malt drying
    • Integration of water/air exchangers in one of the site’s kiln
    • Fossil fuel saved: gas
  • Key innovation

    • Solar heat integration into an already energy-optimized industrial drying production line
    • Project complementarity with the heat recovery systems already in place and the biomass boiler installed in 2012
  • Project funded by

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