Eco-design is seen as the way forward by manufacturers anxious to address the regulatory, economic, ecological and social changes impacting their operations. Addressing their concerns, for the first time at the show IIPA will be introducing the ‘eco food factory’ – a renewable energy and energy efficiency showcase to help food manufacturers visiting IPA/SIAL to make the right decisions.
All the green technologies applicable to food manufacturing will be presented in a large dedicated area at the entrance to Hall 5B, featuring:
- Panels with diagrams presenting work carried out by the Ecoval technology cluster (eco-design and promotion of co-products) and Sustainable fluid management (energy efficiency, water,refrigeration) for food manufacturers, in partnership with ACTIA.
- A model eco-factory designed by CETIAT; an interactive representation of a virtual eco-efficient plant, and key methods for optimising environmental performance; the basis for building a full-scale environmentally sound facility.
- The winning products from the IPA Innovation Awards.
- Panels giving examples based on the experiences of manufacturers engaged in eco-design projects in several fields of activity. ADEME has produced factsheets describing specific achievements of businesses in the area of sustainable development. Several examples will be on show, including energy-saving installations, biomass boilers and anaerobic digesters.
For each example, there will be a full technical and financial breakdown.
- The flagship exhibit will be the SOJAMI eco-factory, with photos, videos and other multimedia sources.
IPA’s organisers were inspired by the eco food-processing plant built by Agropole for Le Sojami, a manufacturer of organic, lacto-fermented soy-based products. The plant was built as part of a sustainable development technopole programme and takes into account Le Sojami's specific economic and technical challenges, enabling the company to operate according to sustainable development principles.