Have you ever thought the heat that freezers generate is a waste of energy?

The Life Technologies New Zealand Protein Separation Unit did! Employees Jeff Hall and Paul Houston came up with a smart way to capture that waste energy to put it to use. By installing heat exchangers they now recover the freezers' waste energy to heat water for use in production.

This improvement reduces the site's use of diesel fuel by approxiamately 50% and reduces CO2 emissions by close to 50%.

As a result, on May 23, 2012 the Protein Separation team was nominated as a finalist for this year’s New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) Awards. The EECA Awards recognize New Zealand companies that show excellence and innovation in energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Life Technologies is proud to congratulate Jeff Hall, Paul Houston, and the rest of the Protein Separation Team in Christchurch! It is a wonderful achievement to be a finalist and receive a commendation for the EECA Awards and to have Life Technologies recognized among other companies that take innovative approaches to improving energy efficiency and using renewable energy to minimize their impact on the environment.

Want to know more? Check out the EECA Awards page: http://www.eeca.govt.nz/node/16279