Sustainability > Energy savings

Energy efficiency and air-operated diaphragm pumps

31 May, 2011

Recent technology has been developed that increases the pumping efficiency of air-operated double-diaphragm pumps and reduces energy costs by up to 50%.

Solar pretzels

31 May, 2011

In the US state of Pennsylvania, Snyder’s of Hanover has begun construction on a solar farm that will include 15,000 panels spanning 10.5 hectares. The system is projected to produce 4.2 million kW hours of electricity per year, supplying approximately 27% of the company’s energy needs.

Endress+Hauser EngyCal Btu and steam billing meters

28 April, 2011

The EngyCal RH33 Btu meter and RS33 steam meter provide high-precision data recording and billing information for custody transfer, steam measurement and energy-flow calculations for process and facility applications.

Saving energy during decaffeination at Kraft

03 February, 2011

The food producer Kraft has converted its decaffeination pumps in Bremen, Germany, to variable-speed operation.

CAPS energy-efficiency service

07 January, 2011 by

CAPS is ramping up its specialised assistance and reporting service for companies required to meet federal government energy consumption and emissions savings targets in the food and beverages sector.

Improving the energy efficiency of industrial refrigeration plants

04 November, 2010

Minimising the power consumption of industrial and commercial processes is gaining increased focus with rising oil and coal prices, as well as impending emission trading systems in Australia and elsewhere. The power consumed by large industrial refrigeration plant often makes up the major portion of site power used on refrigeration-intensive sites, such as food processing plants.

A collaboration for Australia’s food bowl

03 November, 2010

A new partnership to improve the sustainability of Australia’s $102 billion food and grocery manufacturing industry in Victoria has been signed between the Victorian Government and the Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC).

Food manufacturer saves energy

07 October, 2010

Mars Petcare Australia has implemented a customised compressed air system from Champion Compressors, optimising production, reliability and energy efficiency.

Food waste powers Tesco’s new distribution centre

04 August, 2010

In the UK, Tesco's new distribution centre in Widnes will be completely powered by renewable energy generated from food waste.

Eaton power management and protection software

26 July, 2010 by

The Eaton power management and protection software range, including Intelligent Power Manager, NetWatch, Network Shutdown Module (NSM), Personal Solution-Pac and LanSafe, allows Windows 7 enterprise servers and small business PCs to be monitored and safely shut down during a power failure, protecting and saving valuable data.

Be cool for less - cheaper refrigeration technology

21 July, 2010

A new ‘smart’ metal could reduce refrigeration costs by reducing energy usage by up to 175% compared to current technology.

Cut up to 60% off food processing energy use

14 July, 2010

CSIRO, in collaboration with Horticulture Australia Limited (HAL) and the Australian Prune Industry Association, has used a combination of alternative energy and computational modelling to cut energy requirements by 60%.

Boge AIReport compressed air auditing system

02 March, 2010 by

Boge has introduced AIReport, a compressed air auditing system which can simultaneously analyse up to 12 compressors. Logged data will then identify where compressed air savings can be made, leading to an optimised compressed air system and reduced energy costs.

Green manufacturing no pie in the sky

01 March, 2010 by

In a world where navigating the carbon jungle is often considered as ‘just too hard’, a century-old family firm has been rewarded for getting excited about sustainability.

15% reduction in energy use at major Australian dairy plant

08 January, 2010

Process control, instrumentation and electrical engineering solutions provider MIPAC has successfully conducted a pilot at a major Australian Dairy plant that is claimed will lead to a significant reduction in carbon emissions.

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