They searched for leaks in compressed air systems, replaced the lighting in huge manufacturing halls or optimized vehicle fleets and air conditioning. 18 of the best Energy Scouts 2018 from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Greece and Bulgaria were invited by Young Energy Europe to the Hannover Messe on April 2, 2019, to network and to meet German Energy Scouts from various companies.
The Energy Scouts presentes their efficiency projects to the group at the booth of the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Nicole Meier from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Heilbronn-Franken related her longtime experience with German scouts and their projects. The basic concept of Energy Scouts was invented at ebm-papst, a company from the Heilbronn-Franken chamber district.
During a tour on one of the biggest industry trade shows, the group met German Energy Scouts who introduced their projects. At the booth of Boge Kompressoren GmbH & Co. KG, a manufacturer of compressors and compressed air systems, industrial clerk Marilena Oberhaus and technical product designer Tobias Mechsner explained how they reduced packaging material at Boge. They also presented a virtual 3D industrial compressor from inside.
Industrial clerk Larissa Meier from Harting Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG, a manufacturer of industrial connectors, presented her project to the European scouts. Together with metal-cutting mechanic Dominik Meyer she optimized the compressed air system. They changed the machine lighting to LED, a measure that saves 150,000 kWh annually. At the booth, the scouts had the chance to test an industry robot. Cooperation between robots and human beings was one of the major topics of this year’s Hannover Messe.