In 2022, ElringKlinger invested in a new water treatment plant at its main site in Dettingen/Erms, Germany, which purifies used process water by means of distillation so that it can be reused. When selecting the new plant, energy efficiency and state-of-the-art technology were key priorities.
The newly installed system not only achieves a cleaner distillate quality but is also more efficient, saving energy alongside freshwater and wastewater. Compared to the previous system, energy efficiency can now be increased by up to 15%. In addition, only around 20% of the previous freshwater consumption is now required.
In 2022, ElringKlinger installed a photovoltaic system at its Chinese site in Changchun. The system, which was installed on the roofs of the site’s buildings, spans an area of 22,000 m2 and consists of 5,000 modules. These modules produce an annual total of around 2,920,000 kWh of electricity, which saves approx. 2,000 tons of CO2.As the first company to produce electricity using a photovoltaic system, ElringKlinger is a sustainability pioneer in Changchun City.