Efficient Production

Resource efficiency

With the Resource Efficiency Check, Bayer has introduced systematic and comprehensive process analysis to exploit further potential reductions in resource consumption, emissions and waste.

At Bayer CropScience, the developed method was used for the first time in the production of trifloxystrobin, the active ingredient in the crop protection product Flint. Zoom image
At Bayer CropScience, the developed method was used for the first time in the production of trifloxystrobin, the active ingredient in the crop protection product Flint.

The new method was used for the first time at Bayer CropScience, in the production of trifloxystrobin, the active ingredient in the crop protection product Flint.

To analyze the use of resources such as energy, water and raw materials as a whole and identify potential for minimizing consumption, Bayer uses its Resource Efficiency Check lighthouse project, which is part of its Sustainability Program. This tool enables the company to successfully identify possibilities for process-oriented optimization in boosting yields, recycling, utilizing by-products and treating wastewater or waste air, so that these potential savings can be fully exploited.

A modular concept makes it possible to include all relevant resources, taking into account a plant’s specific issues. In addition to addressing energy and raw materials, the concept also develops measures to reduce water consumption and packaging waste. The Resource Efficiency Check results in packages of measures and optimization methods within a production chain that can be prioritized according to outlay and benefits.

Effective savings: sustainably reducing resource consumption

This methodology was tested in pilot projects in 2011 and the Bayer CropScience subgroup applied it to synthesis processes. Operational excellence initiatives are now being pursued intensively throughout the process engineering industry. Against this backdrop, the systematic approach of the Resource Efficiency Check is being used increasingly in all Bayer subgroups for optimizing processes long term in both ecological and economic terms.

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