Sustainability

Could global water management feed the hungry?

19 February, 2016

Scientists have determined that improved agricultural water management could halve the global food gap by 2050.


The water-energy nexus

02 February, 2016

Increasing output while reducing consumption of water is challenging the beverage and brewing industries.


Preventing food waste better strategy than turning it into biogas

21 January, 2016

Cutting food waste instead of collecting it and turning it into biogas cuts energy impacts more than biogas production and use.


Tassal top of the table for sustainability

11 December, 2015

Tasmanian salmon producer Tassal has been ranked number one in a report that benchmarks sustainability reporting and transparency in seafood companies.


Less meat = less heat, 'Meatless Monday' advocates say

10 December, 2015

At the COP21 in Paris, scientists have urged world leaders not to overlook the climatic implications of burgeoning global rates of meat consumption.


The elephant in the room at Paris climate talks: why food production must change

07 December, 2015 by Tim Lang and Rebecca Wells, City University London

The grand political narratives around the COP21 conference in Paris will barely touch on one crucial aspect — food.


Hydroflux HyDAF Dissolved Air Flotation unit

23 November, 2015 | Supplied by: Hydroflux Industrial Pty Ltd

Australian dairy ingredient processor Burra Foods recently installed a Hydroflux HyDAF Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) unit for primary wastewater treatment and successfully halved its energy costs.


From bread to bulb

11 November, 2015

Researchers have found a way to create LEDs from food and beverage waste.


Pasteurisation system helps food waste AD facility achieve PAS 110 certification

02 November, 2015 | Supplied by: HRS Heat Exchangers Australia New Zealand

Pasteurisation technology supplied by HRS Heat Exchangers has helped international waste-to-product business Shanks Group gain PAS 110 certification for its Westcott Park AD facility in Buckinghamshire, UK.


And you thought your electricity bill was out of control?

02 November, 2015 by Mathew Pugh, Hydroflux Industrial Pty Ltd | Supplied by: Hydroflux Industrial Pty Ltd

How closely are you monitoring your wastewater discharge costs?


What a waste of potatoes

28 October, 2015

Food waste is a hot topic, and the humble potato is a disproportionate victim of our wasteful ways.


Container deposit scheme: the state of play

22 October, 2015 by Mike Ritchie, Director, MRA Consulting Group | Supplied by: MRA Consulting Group

The NSW Government announced in February 2015 that it had a preference to introduce a container deposit scheme. That announcement was endorsed by the Opposition. So what is the state of play beyond NSW?


Healthier, more sustainable olive oil

21 October, 2015

A team of researchers has discovered that the use of a sustainable irrigation strategy in olive oil production has both health and environmental benefits.


Potato-powered food factory

08 October, 2015

A four-storey-high biorefinery will be powered using potato waste arising from the plant's mashed potato and pie manufacturing lines.


Technology creates cattle feed from food waste

08 October, 2015

A Mexican company has patented technology to extract nutrients from the organic waste generated by hotels and restaurants and transform them into a main ingredient for cattle food.


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