Sustainability > Energy savings

Energy White Paper highlights barriers to food manufacturing competitiveness

09 April, 2015

Rising electricity and gas costs have hampered the competitiveness and profitability of the domestic food and grocery manufacturing industry in recent years, with more pain expected due to a forecast tripling of gas prices, AFGC CEO Gary Dawson said.


Solar power and LED lighting a hit for meat facility

27 March, 2015

At the Tip Top Butchers meat facility in Melbourne, a 202 kW solar PV array and 108 high-bay LED lights were installed in 2013 with grant funding support from the Clean Technology Innovation Program (CTIP).


Powerstar Virtue energy storage system

13 February, 2015

Powerstar Virtue is an energy storage system which harnesses the excess voltage supplied from the grid, stores the excess and deploys it at times when the cost of power is at peak tariff.


Powerstar Virtue energy storage system

13 February, 2015

Powerstar Virtue is an energy storage system which harnesses the excess voltage supplied from the grid, stores the excess and deploys it at times when the cost of power is at peak tariff.


Hidden energy savings: how your pumps can save you money - an eBook

15 October, 2014

Unseen, and these days often unheard, pumps are at the very heart of most industrial processes. In fact, the huge number of pumps in action worldwide means that pumping systems account for a high percentage of the global energy use. But being ‘out of sight and out of mind’ and usually highly reliable, it is easy to ignore the impact pumps can have on bottom lines.


Coca-Cola bottler reduces blowing pressure by over 50%

18 September, 2014

The Midwest Coca-Cola Bottling Company called in Sidel, a provider of PET solutions for liquid packaging, in the hope of achieving tangible cost and energy savings through a detailed overview of existing line conditions during full production.


Bidvest installs WA's largest rooftop solar project

12 August, 2014

Bidvest Foodservice has launched its most significant green initiative, with the installation of Western Australia's largest privately owned rooftop solar power array.


Biogas sparks a sustainable revolution for meat processing facility

23 July, 2014

An innovative biogas and water treatment plant has revolutionised JBS Australia's Dinmore meat processing facility, reducing emissions and cutting operational costs by more than $1 million a year.


COHRAL produces biogas for Oakey Abattoir

18 March, 2014

Oakey Abattoir has launched an initiative to extract green energy biogas from its wastewater streams with the COHRAL covered high rate anaerobic lagoon. Energy generated by the anaerobic digestion plant will replace the millions of dollars worth of natural gas currently consumed by the abattoir.


Draft standards on energy audits open for public comment

14 February, 2014

Standards Australia has announced the release of three draft standards on energy audits for public comment. The standards are designed to assist organisations when deciding on what type of audit to implement, as well as providing an outline in best practice for energy auditors.


Solar hot water company awarded for winery installation

29 October, 2013

Solar hot water company Apricus Australia has been honoured at the Wine Industry Suppliers Australia’s (WISA) Supplier of the Year Awards. The company jointly won the Banrock Station Environmental & Sustainability Award with The Solar Project for their collaboration in delivering the largest solar thermal plant for a winery in Australasia.


Heat and Control heat recovery system

30 September, 2013

Snack manufacturer Wyandot Inc purchased a Heat and Control Energy Recovery Heat Exchanger for each pair of ovens to harness a considerable source of energy that had previously been going out the exhaust stacks.


Atlas Copco cuts the noise

30 September, 2013

Choosing Atlas Copco's screw blower technology for its water treatment facility has paid off for PepsiCo Foods Turkey, with the company achieving an average of 30% energy efficiency and lower noise levels.


Cool technology to power refrigerated trucks

09 September, 2013

Most refrigerated trucks and delivery vans used to rely on diesel power to keep their cargoes at the desired temperature, but now silent, emmission-free fuels are being trialled as an alternative.


Egg producer to install biogas digester

05 August, 2013

Darling Downs Fresh Eggs will become the first Australian egg producer to install a biogas digester to power its poultry business. The project is expected to reduce the business’s current grid electricity usage by 60% in the first year.


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