“We must collectively enter into a logic of sobriety“, said the President of the Republic Emmanuel Macron during his interview on July 14. To cope with the increase in the price of energy and fight against global warming, the government immediately asked the French for “small gestures“.
At Reck coffees, a large Strasbourg roaster, we already apply this concept of “energy sobriety” as much as possible.
Don’t consume too much gas
Thomas Riegert, the manager of the Reck cafes, explains that gas is essential to roast the 1,000 tons of coffee his factory produces each year. With electricity, this represents a total of almost 2.5% of its turnoverso he does everything not to waste.
“You see, here we have a burner, we will produce the energy, shows the entrepreneur, in his factory. “The heat will enter the roasting drum to cook our beans, but at the top, look, we have already optimized, we recover the heat, we will reinject it into the circuit, which prevents us from burning too much gas unnecessarily“, continues Thomas Riegert.
Lots of tips to limit the carbon footprint
With the energy crisis, aggravated by the war in Ukraine, his gas bill has increased by at least 100,000 euros in one year.
Very sensitive to environmental issues, Thomas Riegert explains that he tries to makeenergy optimization” pretty much everywhere.
“Before, we made a trip to go to a country selected from the grains, now when we cross the Atlantic or go to Africa, we do three countries in one trip“, says the entrepreneur.
On transport again, Thomas Riegert makes it known that his company has “reviewed its palletization plans“, to ensure that”10% more goods are transported in the same truck“.
Emphasis is also placed on recycling to produce as little waste as possible: “We recover our lids to resell the aluminum which will be recycled and then resold, and we also contribute to making biogas by reselling some of our waste.“.
Finally, the roasting factory must expand: a building permit has just been filed for the land next door, and Thomas Riegert ensures that all the roofs will be green within a year.