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Green fact of the month - by the BMC Green Lab Initiative


January 2023

Source (content and picture): BMC Green Lab Initiative 


The facts

  • Standard bacteria shakers consume up to 5.5 kWh per day just to maintain the device at 37°C. This is as much energy as a one-person household in Germany consumes per day.

What we can do

  • Since the shakers may not be frequently needed and it only takes about 20 minutes to warm up to 37°C after switching on, we can avoid unnecessary energy consumption by switching them off by default and only turning them on when needed.
  • In addition: Let's share incubators whenever possible.