33 Energy Scouts met at the German-Hungarian Knowledge Centre of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry to present their projects, to learn from each other, and to convince the expert jury of their efficiency measures.
A total of eleven projects from nine companies were competing – not an easy task for the expert jury headed by Dr. Zoltán Magyar. In the end, the Scouts from dm Kft., a drugstore chain, won with a creative and innovative approach. The project includes various mobility measures. In order to reduce the fuel consumption of the company’s vehicle fleet, the Scouts propose to replace standard tyres with models with less rolling resistance. In addition, the tyre pressure is monitored closely, driving trainings and a brochure with hints for employees are offered. The Scouts have calculated that fuel savings of 12,000 litres (8% of the annual consumption) and thus a CO2 reduction of 31 tons can be achieved per year.
A special prize was given to the team from Deltaplast Kft., a plastics processing company in the automotive sector. The team used a PDCA analysis for their project on the company’s compressed air system. The Scouts carried out a comprehensive inspection of the system with special regard to leaks, compressors and compressed air pistols. They achieve energy savings of 105 MWh of electricity per year by exchanging the primary and secondary compressor in order to use their capacities more efficiently. In addition, the compressed air pistols are exchanged, and a frequency converter is installed. In the future, the waste heat from the compressed air system will also be used for hot water. CO2 emissions of 25 tons per year will be avoided.
The managing director of the German-Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Gabriel A. Brennauer, presented the certificates to the Energy Scouts in the presence of approximately 60 invited guests and praised the young professionals’ commitment to the key issues energy efficiency and climate protection in the company.