Kajian Tekno-Ekonomis Pabrik Tahu di Kabupaten Pemalang Jawa Tengah
Mikasasari, Rizki Purnama
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The use of steam as heating media in tof u production process can save the total production cost in tof u industry. However, the effort to encourage the migra tion f rom trad ition al heating method s to the use of steam as h eating media faces some obstacles. Better data and detailed information abou t the benefits of using steam are needed to help the campa ign of such migra tion. Techn o-economic stud ies on existing tofu plants in Pemalang region was carried out by examining and compa ring tof u plants with and without steam as heating media. It was found that using steam as heating media can increase the net profit up to 61%; f rom the average profit of Rp 408,303 to Rp 657,917 per 10 0 kg of processed soybean.Contrary to the previously thought, the increase do es not come from the energy cost efficiency, but it comes from the increased sales due to the better yield of the processed soybean .