Sustainability > Emissions monitoring & control

Microalgae discovery could produce protein-rich pig feed, remediate effluent

11 May, 2015

Pigs will eat just about anything - but there could be something new on the porcine menu after researchers discovered several types of microalgae that grow on piggery effluent and can safely be fed back to the pigs.

Dietary recommendations linked to higher greenhouse gas emissions

12 September, 2014

Here's a reason not to feel bad if you don't get your two and five a day: a new study from the University of Michigan shows that diets that conform to federal dietary recommendations could have higher carbon footprints than non-conforming diets.

'Big 10' urged to act on climate change

20 May, 2014

The food and beverage industry's environmental credentials have come under fire after an Oxfam report called for Australia's top 10 food and beverage companies to up their game on reducing carbon emissions within their supply chains.

EcoSystem Plus from EcoCatalysts industrial wastewater treatment

16 May, 2014

EcoSystem Plus from EcoCatalysts is an organic solution to combat industrial wastewater and is a non-toxic alternative to harsh and caustic chemicals which are used by municipalities and industry.

Changing eating habits to save the planet

31 March, 2014

According to Swedish researchers, changing our eating habits is imperative if we are to meet the UN climate target of limiting global warming to 2°C. In the future, being green could involve eating less red meat and dairy.

Givaudan recognised for carbon emission reduction

10 December, 2013

Givaudan has been named as one of the top companies in Switzerland for its action on climate change. The company was recognised as an 'A-band' performer in the CDP's 350 Climate Change 2013 Report for Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

No bull: biogas recovery to reduce carbon bill

21 August, 2013

JBS Australia, the country's largest producer of meat products, has engaged Wiley to project manage the $8.7 million upgrade of its wastewater treatment system.

Guide to Life Cycle Inventory

30 July, 2013 by Professor Gordon Robertson FAIP

Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) identifies and quantifies energy and resource use and environmental discharges through the entire product life cycle, from cradle to grave.

Life-cycle analysis reduces emissions in liquid milk production

04 June, 2013

To help the US dairy industry achieve its goal of a 25% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, University of Arkansas researchers have developed a ‘cradle-to-grave’ life-cycle analysis of milk.

Cutting CCA’s carbon footprint

08 January, 2013

Innovation in process technology and the successful application of stainless steel has led to efficiency gains and sustainable outcomes for one of the world’s most recognised brands in the food and beverage industry.

Making silk purses out of sows’ ears: first carbon farming piggery registered

26 October, 2012

Blantyre Farms is the first approved piggery project under the government’s Carbon Farming Initiative. By covering effluent ponds to capture methane, the farm converts the methane to electricity using a biogas generator.

SA wine industry continues to tackle climate change

30 June, 2011

The SA wine industry will continue to tackle climate change by signing a new sector agreement.

Food leaders excluded from PM’s carbon tax soiree

04 May, 2011

The AFGC has found it disappointing that it has been left out of carbon tax discussions with the PM.

Reducing carbon emissions in the food processing industry

02 December, 2009 by Jürgen Peterseim and Prof Dr-Ing Udo Hellwig, ERK Eckrohrkessel GmbH* and Ian Matthews, Gasco Pty Ltd**.

How can the food processing industry meet the challenge of reducing its carbon emissions? Here we look at three of the technologies already available on the market that claim significant fuel and carbon emission reductions.

Odour control

01 June, 2008

Using the principles of wireless, aro.logik, from Air Aroma, is an automated and customised series of scent diffusers.

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