Romania: Energy efficiency in the agri-business

Green deal and climate change are important to all of us, says the Energy Manager of the company Azomures in Romania. Azomures started a project on energy efficiency in the agri-business under the EEA and Norway Grants Programme on Energy in Romania. 

Azomures is a private company in Romania. The company, which is part of Ameropa Group, represents one of the most important fertilisers producers for agriculture in Romania. They produce and market fertilisers and grains that are important for the agricultural supply chain.

Catalin Blegescu, Energy Management at Azomures:


The projects enhances energy efficiency in the motor processes in Azomures as part of the Energy and Climate Change Action Plan. The project has been important for Azomures in the competition for products and a progressive increase in the cost of utilities.

The project installs variable speed drives on five high energy intensive motors within the chemical fertilizer production facilities of Azomures S.A. in order to reduce the energy consumption, reduce the operational costs with the energy, decrease of CO2 emissions and increased security of supply.

The enhanced energy efficiency motor processes will reduce energy consumption, make savings in the operational cost of the company, introduce energy efficiency in industrial processes and decrease CO2 emissions.


Results of the project will be: 

- Reduction of energy consumption: 6,975 MWh per year

- CO2 equivalent emission reduction per year: 2,134 tons

- Annual monetary saving from energy efficiency measures: 578,925 euro


The Energy Programme in Romania

The project is supported by Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein through the EEA and Norway Grants. See more opportunities under the Energy Programme in Romania.

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