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Multi-Criteria Evaluation of Efficiency in Fish Processing

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Environmental and Climate Technologies
SPECIAL ISSUE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLIMATE TECHNOLOGIES PART I: The Green Deal Umbrella for Environmental and Climate Technologies


Carbon neutrality has become a goal of European Union countries as they held agreement on the European Green Deal; the goal needs to be achieved by 2050. To achieve this goal production industry plays major role as this sector produces considerable amount of greenhouse gas emissions. This paper analyses processes within fish processing industry as the consumption of fish products has increased; therefore, production rate in this area also has been growing. Even more, the consumption of fish products per capita is forecasted to keep increasing for at least the next further years as fish products are great protein source. Thus, it is important to improve efficiency in the fish processing industry, to reduce the amount of emissions, waste and pollution produced in the industry, to evaluate the use of water and energy as well as the resources used in order to achieve sustainable production and carbon neutrality. Data envelopment multicriteria analysis method was used in this research to evaluate energy efficiency in the fish processing industry within sterilization process. The results have shown that the full water immersion autoclave and the water and steam autoclaves are the most efficient from four technologies analysed.

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Life Sciences, other