Pilmico cuts fuel consumption by using rice husks

PILMICO Foods Corporation has cut its fuel consumption by more that 60 percent by using rice husks instead of bunker fuel.

Pilmico began using rice husks, a by-product of rice mills from rice production, as an alternative to bunker fuel in Novembe 2016.

Anchored on the Aboitiz Group’s program Race to Reduce, Pilmico used this as an avenue to be green while also lessening the costs of production.

On its first year of implementation, Pilmico was able to save almost half of its bunker fuel use which continued on until 2018, where fuel savings increased further by another 26 percent.

Through this the company’s production process has seen a significant improvement, cutting fuel use by more than 60 percent.

This improvement is only one of Pilmico’s sustainability efforts.

In 2008, Pilmico’s swine farm facility in Tarlac also constructed and introduced a biogas system that converts hogs’ waste into fuel for generators, making their farms partially self-sufficient for its electricity requirement. (PR)


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