U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Advanced Manufacturing Office – Industrial Distributed Energy

Northwest Food Processors Aim to Reduce Energy Intensity by 25%

February 18, 2009

DOE and the Northwest Food Processors Association (NWFPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on February 18 that set an industry-wide target of reducing energy intensity by 25% over the next decade. The MOU outlines opportunities for energy efficiency within the food processing industry and at all manufacturing plants in the region. DOE's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Idaho National Laboratory, along with the Northwest Energy Alliance and other regional organizations, will work with the NWFPA to meet the energy intensity goal. The MOU directly supports Save Energy Now, an initiative of DOE's Industrial Technologies Program that promotes and supports reductions in energy intensity and carbon emissions in industries throughout the United States. See the DOE press release, the Save Energy Now Web site, and the NWFPA's Energy Portal.