Leksands Knäckebröd started to recycle energy in order to save money at the beginning of the 1950s, long before environmental issues had become a topic of debate. The environmental benefits were a welcome side effect, and this is the way it has continued since then.
It was as early as 1952 that Leksands Knäckebröd started to reuse the heat from the ovens to heat the premises. Today, we are fully self-sufficient for heat, except for the few days each year when we do not bake and the outdoor temperature is below -3°. A continuous endeavour to improve has led to us being able to bake 7,800 tonne of crispbread each year while saving more than 90% of our oil consumption and reducing our impact on the environment.
In the 1980s, we introduced a system in which hot tap water is heated by recycled energy from the air compressors. Since the beginning of the 2000s, 95% of the excess heat from the air compressors is used to heat the premises and tap water. It is our aim to become completely free of a dependence on oil.