Mollusc shells: nuisance waste or a sustainable biomaterial source?

07 July, 2017

What can you do with the more than 7-plus million tonnes of mollusc shells discarded by the seafood industry each year?

Making green claims with confidence

29 June, 2017 by Anthony Peyton*

There's a plethora of certification schemes that provide insurance for product claims, such as for: palm oil, sustainable fisheries, fair trade coffee and sustainable forestry — but packaging hasn't had standardised evidence-based schemes.

Off-grid winery goes green

22 June, 2017

Installing solar panels with battery backup has meant Cape Jaffa Wines is carbon neutral for at least nine months each year.

Corn: biofuel or food?

21 June, 2017

Renewable biofuels are so environmentally warm and fuzzy. Plant the corn, grow it in the sunshine and fresh air, harvest it and then turn it into ethanol for use as fuel. Really, you can just about hear the birds singing. But is this the most economically and environmentally advantageous way to use corn? How about using corn as a food?

How the food industry can contribute to greenhouse gas reductions

16 June, 2017

In the scope of the Paris climate protection agreement, Germany has committed itself to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 by 55% compared to the level of 1990. Only two things can help here: designing the processes as energy-saving and efficiently as possible and relying on renewable energy. Which technologies do the food and beverage manufacturers need to reduce the consumption of energy in the production processes?

Unilever tackles plastic sachet waste

22 May, 2017

Unilever has developed a new technology called CreaSolv Process to recycle sachet waste. This technology has been developed with the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging in Germany and is inspired by processes used to recycle television sets.

Johnson Screens Pneumatic Wiper System

18 May, 2017 | Supplied by: Aqseptence Group

Johnson Screens has developed a Pneumatic Wiper System to suit its range of Run Down Units up to 1200 mm wide. Suitable for animal hair, fat, waste and similar products, the pneumatic wiper system assists in moving solids down to the bottom of the screen and cleaning the slot.

Cleaner water without filtration

18 May, 2017

A low-cost water treatment system has been found to remove particles 1000-fold more efficiently than conventional microfiltration systems without the need for physical filters or membranes that can clog or require replacement.

Sustainable foods and their true value

17 May, 2017

The Sustainable Foods Summit aims to show how sustainable products have a lower impact over conventional products. A growing body of evidence presents the disparity between the price we pay for food and the costs of production and consumption. Reflecting market prices do not expose the environmental, social and health impacts of food products.

Hydroflux grease trap dissolved air flotation system

17 May, 2017 | Supplied by: Hydroflux Industrial Pty Ltd

The Hydroflux grease trap dissolved air flotation (GT-DAF) system is designed to effectively manage the increase in volume of greasy wastewater being discharged into sewers.

Moving machines with sesame oil

16 May, 2017

Sesame oil aims to make a feasible and sustainable alternative to mineral oil as an industrial lubricant, according to research published in the International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology.

Hydroflux HUBER Q-PRESS sludge dewatering technology

15 May, 2017 | Supplied by: Hydroflux Industrial Pty Ltd

Hydroflux HUBER Q-PRESS sludge dewatering units are an alternative to centrifuges and belt presses, whose drawbacks can include high wear and maintenance, large wash or flush water usage, constant overflows, odour generation and poor guarding.

Save Food Packaging Award winners showcased at Interpack 2017

26 April, 2017 | Supplied by: Australian Institute of Packaging

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will be at Interpack 2017 from 4–10 May, where it will display the Save Food Packaging Award winners for Australia and New Zealand.

Turning food waste into tyres

13 April, 2017 by Pam Frost Gorder

Researchers at The Ohio State University have developed a patent-pending technology for incorporating food waste into rubber.

Foodbank a key player in tackling Australia's $20 billion food waste problem

05 April, 2017

Food relief organisation Foodbank is taking a leadership role in the development of the Australian Government's first National Food Waste Strategy, which aims to halve Australia's food wastage by 2030.

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