Energy efficiency in industry and production

Reducing CO2 emissions through the use of renewable energy

Practical examples of renewable energy integration at Bosch
Robert Bosch GmbH has set itself the goal to reduce its CO2 emissions by 20% in relation to the value added from 2007 to 2020. Due to opposing effects, this ambitious goal cannot be achieved solely through making improvements in energy efficiency. We at Diesel Systems therefore made an early start in investing in the economic use of renewable energies.

Photovoltaic system at the Bari (Italy) location

Combined heat and power through an intelligent layout design, electricity can be produced and the resulting waste heat can be used directly. This increases overall efficiency significantly. Our first combined heat and power unit went into operation in 2011 at our Homburg location.

The Homburg (Germany) location has made annual savings of 1,600 tonnes of CO2.

Up until now, we have installed photovoltaic systems at our locations in Homburg, Bamberg, Bari (Italy), Bursa (Turkey) and Bangalore (India). The Bari (Italy) location has made annual savings of 800 tonnes of CO2.

District heating
During the electricity production process, large amounts of heat accumulate which must in part be emitted to the environment through cooling towers. However, this energy can also be used in the form of district heating if the need arises. The primary energy can then be better utilised.
One way in which we heat our location in Hallein (Austria) is by using district heating from a biomass power plant, whereby 1,350 tonnes of CO2 are saved per year.

Wood chips
The heat that each site requires is often covered by heating plants. At the beginning of 2013, a wood chip power plant went into operation at our Rodez (France) location.
The Rodez (Franch) location has made annual savings of 600 tonnes of CO2.

Solar heat
Many locations directly produce hot water via sunlight. In most cases, these are decentralised systems which, for example, provide hot water for sanitary areas in a building. The Wuxi (China) location has made annual savings of 750 tonnes of CO2.

contact details/company:
Robert Bosch GmbH
Diesel Systems
Wernerstr. 51
70469 Stuttgart-Feuerbach

contact person:
Steffen Behnke
+49 (0) 711 811-30379