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This is a web edition of the publication, "Energy-Related Best Practices: A Sourcebook for the Food Industry."  Published in 2005, this document was funded by the Iowa Energy Center and coordinated by Iowa State University‚Äôs Center for Industrial Research and Service.

The purpose of this publication is to help food processors increase profitability by saving money on energy.  The heart of the publication is the chapter "Energy Management" which describes a systematic approach that can be scaled up or down to fit the size of your company.  The chapters and appendices listed below contain hundreds of tips on energy related best practices.  Each section is in Adobe PDF format PDF Icon..

Below are the complete Sourcebook and Guidebook which you may view in Adobe PDF format, or download by right-clicking on the links:

For more information, contact the following CIRAS project manager. John Roberts, 515-294-0932;

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