The foundry industry is one of Australia’s most energy-intensive sectors. Energy usage comprises a significant percentage of a foundry’s total operational cost (depending on business size and type of process, between 5–15%). Energy efficiency improvements are increasingly becoming important to the future competitiveness of the industry nationally.
See the AFI website for more information about energy management in the foundry industry.
- Australian Foundry Institute (2014) ‘The importance of energy efficiency to the foundry industry’ FIEE Toolkit Introduction ↩