Feb 02, 2023

3 ways to improve feed mill energy efficiency

High-efficiency electric motors will power the feed industry into a greener future Power is a critical, yet often […]

— By Elise Schafer

Power is a critical, yet often overlooked, component of feed manufacturing. Powertrains convert electrical energy into motion for myriad feed manufacturing processes such as milling, grinding, mixing and pelleting.

However, as the energy crisis continues in Europe and climate change mitigation requires industries to consume less energy, now is the time to seek greener solutions for powering these processes.

Electric motors are the world’s leading power source, accounting for more than 45% of total electricity. That figure is expected to double to 90% by 2040 unless industries worldwide begin taking steps toward energy efficiency by conducting energy efficiency audits, employing digital energy monitoring and sensors, and using artificial intelligence to analyze building use patterns and adjust temperatures.

Below are three actions feed millers can take to Read the Full Article on FeedStrategy.com

Elise Schafer

Sponsored Items

Recently Added to Buyer's Guide

Manufactured Canoe Liner

  • Durable urethane molded around rugged steel plate to absorb impact and abrasion
  • Protective plate integrated directly into urethane liner

Utility Monitor

  • Plant-wide utility consumption analysis helps identify anomalies
  • Gain real-time analytics and monitoring


  • First-of-its-kind quantitative LFD
  • Rapid and reliable solution for detecting predominant allergen, safety and grain process ability concerns


  • Enables commercial grain facilities to monitor bins to protect quality of stored grain
  • Digital cable technology checks grain temperature and moisture, automatically activating fans to help prevent out-of-condition issues

Silver-Sweet QL Series Bucket Elevators

  • Convey bulk materials vertically
  • 400 to 11,925 bushel/hour capacities

TUBO Push Conveyor

  • Now with 8-inch tube for higher capacity throughput, up to 43 tons/hour
  • System transports products gently over distances from 165 to 230 feet in all directions


Marketwatch: Mar, 29

US Corn Price Idx: ZCPAUS.CM

open: 6.5192
high: 6.5567
low: 6.5038
close: 6.5313

US Soybean Price Idx: ZSPAUS.CM

open: 14.1991
high: 14.3893
low: 14.1566
close: 14.3578

US Hard Red Winter Wheat Price Idx: KEPAUS.CM

open: 8.2902
high: 8.3652
low: 8.2527
close: 8.3587

US Soft Red Winter Wheat Price Idx: ZWPAUS.CM

open: 6.4098
high: 6.4923
low: 6.3998
close: 6.4423