Posts by Francis Barram

Francis Barram
Francis Barram

Chief Executive Officer: Ensight Energy Solutions

Francis is a leading Australian sustainability advisor and published author of “How to Profit from Climate Change”. Francis is passionate about demonstrating that impact energy efficiency can have on improving the valuation of businesses in the resources sector. Through applying economic rigour and strategic, innovative and holistic solutions Francis has demonstrated that world best practice environmental outcomes can be achieved project after project. Francis is an economist with more than fifteen years’ experience in energy analysis and economic evaluation of sustainability related efficiency projects. Francis has undertaken complex evaluation of environmental issues, energy and greenhouse policy. A founding Director of the Energy Management Institute, which accredits energy auditors in Australia.

Contact Francis Barram: francis.barram@ensight.solutions

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Titanium Industry:

Cost Effective and Profitable Energy Savings and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions 

In my last blog post, I discussed an example of cost effective and profitable energy savings and greenhouse gas emission reductions in a copper converter plant application in the copper industry. What about industrial energy savings in the Titanium Industry?

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Energy waste, its hidden and prolific – Copper Industry 

In my last blog post, I discussed an example of prolific energy waste in the platinum mining sector. In this blog, I’d like to explore industrial energy waste in the Copper Industry.

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Energy Waste, its Hidden and Prolific – Platinum Industry

In my last blog post, I discussed the prolific energy waste in the sugar industry (96%) with their very effective disposal of a valuable renewable resource, bagasse, blown up their stacks.

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Energy Myth-busters Competition

Debunking Myths Around Energy: I am passionate about dispelling the myth that improving Energy Productivity and reducing greenhouse gas emissions needs to cost.

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Resourcing the Future Workshop at UCT

 Developing the Business Case for Energy Productivity in the Minerals Sector: I am very passionate about showing how energy intensive industries can profit from adopting energy productivity using Ensight Energy Solutions’ proven methodology.

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Energy Waste – it’s a Big Business Opportunity

In my last blog post, I discussed the prolific waste of pool pumps in the residential sector, but what about businesses waste? So I thought I would share example in that sphere.

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Energy Waste – Its Everywhere and Prolific

This week whilst visiting Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) titanium operation in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, I had a chance to reflect on the energy waste that is all around us. I asked my Ensight Energy Solutions team of 15 amazing engineers this question:

How much power does a typical swimming pool pump motor use? The answer came back as “about 1,000 watts”.

Then I asked them this question:

How much power, using the laws of physics does a pool require to circulate the water from the pool, through a pool filter and back to the pool?

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Is your Energy Management Plan missing something?

Are you wasting 20% of your annual energy spend? The blog industrialenergycostsavinghack.com shares a unique energy design paradigm that can reveal significant energy cost savings in industrial energy intensive businesses.

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