A framework for sustainable energy reduction in modern breweries

Brodie, Paul J. (2015) A framework for sustainable energy reduction in modern breweries. Masters by Research thesis, Queensland University of Technology.

Abstract

This thesis examines the existing frameworks for energy management in the brewing industry and details the design, development and implementation of a new framework at a modern brewery. The aim of the research was to develop an energy management framework to identify opportunities in a systematic manner using Systems Engineering concepts and principles. This work led to a Sustainable Energy Management Framework, SEMF. Using the SEMF approach, one of Australia's largest breweries has achieved number 1 ranking in the world for water use for the production of beer and has also improved KPI's and sustained the energy management improvements that have been implemented during the past 15 years. The framework can be adapted to other manufacturing industries in the Australian context and is considered to be a new concept and a potentially important tool for energy management.

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ID Code: 80108
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Masters by Research)
Supervisor: Campbell, Duncan & Yarlagadda, Prasad
Keywords: Framework, Energy Management, Sustainability, Manufacturing, Brewing, Systems Engineering
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 28 Jan 2015 07:03
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 06:40

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