KMA Umwelttechnik and the Energy Efficiency Award 2020

KMA Umwelttechnik is nominated for the Energy Efficiency Award 2020

KMA was nominated for the Energy Efficiency Award in the category “Concepts for climate-neutral companies” in this year’s competition round. A jury with representatives from politics, business, media and research selected twelve candidates for the Award 2020 from over 140 submitted applications. The nominated winning projects are characterized by particularly high energy savings, climate protection relevance, innovation and economy.

“It is a nice confirmation for us as a growing environmental technology company to be nominated for this top-class award. The industrial customers of KMA operate measurable environmental protection with our systems and contribute with many thousands of tons of CO2 avoidance in a very concrete way to achieving the global objective of the Paris Climate Protection Agreement”, explains Rolf Kurtsiefer, Managing Director of KMA Umwelttechnik.

The dena Energy Turnaround Congress will take place in Berlin on 16 November 2020. Within this framework, a live pitch decides which of the three nominated companies from the category “Concepts for climate-neutral companies” can convince. The audience decides on a voting, which company is awarded the audience award. The award ceremony will be held on the same day.

The successful concept is convincing: The new ULTRAVENT III

With more than 3,000 exhaust air filtration systems, KMA is a leading supplier in the global market for energy-efficient industrial exhaust air filtration systems. KMA electrostatic precipitators are designed for energy-saving operation: A low filter pressure loss and the avoidance of combustion processes and replacement filters significantly reduce energy and resource consumption compared to afterburners, pocket or cartridge filters.

Energy-intensive sectors in particular are looking more than ever for levers to reduce the amount of energy used in production and thus achieve CO2 savings targets. KMA has therefore set itself the demanding task of further improving the energy-efficient technology of the past. The KMA development team was highly motivated and mastered the Herculean task. The result is an electrostatic filter system that reduces energy consumption by over 40 % compared to the previous version. Compared to a fabric filter freely available on the market, the energy consumption is over 80 % lower.

The new ULTRAVENT III was initially designed to meet the requirements of the die casting industry. In the next step, the development team is working on applying the filter system to the requirements of the other KMA core markets, so that all industries benefit from the increased energy efficiency.

The Energy Efficiency Award

The Climate Award of the German Energy Agency (dena) honors companies that have successful projects and innovative approaches to reducing energy consumption and CO2 emissions. The award is divided into four different categories, in each of which three companies are nominated. The award is supported by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy and is under the patronage of our Federal Minister of Economics, Peter Altmaier. Private or public companies from Germany, Europe and the world can apply – regardless of their size and industry.

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