Agricultural condensation drying

Gallery Agricultural condensation drying  1
Gallery Agricultural condensation drying  1
April 2021
By Engie
Headquarters 92400 Courbevoie, France
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Agricultural condensation drying - Weather-independent and energy neutral drying and storage of agricultural products

Growers have to rely on unstable outdoor's air for the drying and storage of their products, but conditions are almost never optimal. Due to climate change, weather is becoming harder to predict. This makes the drying and storage of arable products with outdoor's air increasingly challenging. Arable farmers are having difficulty storing their products over the winter without seriously compromising their quality. The Solution, Agricultural condensation drying, allows farmers to precisely adjust for optimal drying and storage conditions (temperature, humidity, CO2), independent of weather conditions . This results in higher product quality and thus better prices for their products, 30% more and better marketable products and in combination with ENGIE solar energy and a heat pump, the system is even energy positive. The additional cost of this system compared with a conventional system has a maximum payback period of 3 years

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Key features

  • 30% more and better marketable products
  • 80% fewer energy costs
  • Reduction of energy consumption and CO2 emissions by 80% - 100%
  • 0 use of chemical germination inhibitors upon sprouting and 50% less biological sprout inhibitors
  • 100% use of natural refrigerants instead of chemical refrigerants

Profitability

  • Less than 3 years payback time
  • 30% more and better marketable products
  • Subsidies or fiscal deduction up to 40% of the total investment

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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