Case Study – Ecopare provides Measurement & Verification Services to Nafici Research

Sector: Industrial Sector

Project: Ecopare provides M&V services to Nafici Research

Background

 

Nafici Research, a small UK Agricultural business required funding to further develop a process of converting farming waste into paper pulp without causing any harm to nature. To support their application, they needed independent, professional verification of the energy used in the process.

 

Solutions

 

A formalised process in line with M&V practices was adopted to identify the energy used in producing a single 220kg batch of material in readiness for shipping.

Ecopare delivered a plan that outlined the process, the factors that could influence the results, data capturing devices to be employed and the timescales involved - all in line with Measuring and Verification Protocol EVO 1000 – 1:2012. This was discussed, recorded and agreed with the client before implementing.

On completion of the project a final report was submitted outlining the measuring conditions and the results by energy source breakdown.

 

Outcomes

 

On the back of the provided information, the client was able to:

  • Assess whether the energy used in the process was in line with their expectations
  • Ensure the energy used met the criteria to gain development funding
  • Look how the process can be adjusted to improve on the amount of energy used
  • Have credible output data captured via an internationally recognised protocol to support any claim made
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