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Energy

Sites surveyed consumed 10.9 million GJ of electricity and thermal energy

Site comparison with 004/05 shows a 114 GJ/ML raw milk increase

Milk powder manufacturers became more energy efficient – average energy

consumption fell 9%

Energy consumption

The total annual quantity of electrical and

thermal energy consumed by respondents of

the survey was estimated at 10.9 million GJ (90%

representation). This equates to about 1, 19 GJ/ML

raw milk, an increase of 1 GJ/ML on 004/05

data (Figure 6).

The site comparison with 004/05 shows a slight

increase of 114 GJ/ML raw milk. The increase

is attributable to the increase in milk powder

production, which is more energy-intensive than

the production of fresh dairy products, butter

and cheese.

Average energy consumption (GJ/ML raw milk)

1,400

1,200

1,000

800

600

400

200

0

Industry comparison Site comparison

Figure 6: Changes in energy consumption.

2004/05

2007/08

Sources of energy

Manufacturers use a number of different sources

of energy depending on the required application.

Natural gas and grid electricity were the two main

sources of energy reported by dairy manufacturers

(Figure 7).

Grid electricity

24.0%

Other 0.05%

Natural

gas 53.1%

LPG gas 0.5%

Figure 7: Sources of energy.

Coal 17.8%

Butane 2.7%

Biofuels 1.7%

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