Sustainability

F&B sector can't afford to ignore agricultural emissions

09 September, 2015

The biggest source of food-related greenhouse gas emissions occurs before produce leaves the farm gate, yet some of the world's leading household brands are ignoring the opportunity to work collaboratively with suppliers to reduce agricultural emissions.


Biofuel from wine waste

25 August, 2015

Australian researchers have created a competitive biofuel from the waste left over from wine processing.


How Burra Foods halved its wastewater treatment costs

12 August, 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.


Creating fashion from slaughterhouse waste

03 August, 2015

A student in Switzerland has developed a method for obtaining high-quality fibres from a by-product of slaughterhouse waste.


Beercycling: Danes take recycling, urine and beer to a new level

09 July, 2015

Danish music festival goers' urine was collected to make beer for the next concert.


Organic agriculture: sustainable and profitable

23 June, 2015

A study has found that organically grown products can be financially competitive with conventionally grown products.


Recycling agricultural waste into food packaging

17 June, 2015

Two German companies have partnered to develop an upcycled wheat straw-based packaging solution for the food industry.


Financing first for biogas project

10 June, 2015 | Supplied by: Quantum Power Limited

A third-party financing structure has been established for a biogas project at a meat processor.


Nestlé moves towards 'zero water' factories

13 May, 2015

The Californian drought has prompted Nestlé to invest heavily in technology to reduce water use in its five water bottling plants and four food and petcare product manufacturing facilities.


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.


Thirsty work: report ranks food companies on water management

08 May, 2015

There can be no food without water - and, now more than ever, it's vital that major food companies use water sustainably, according to a report from Ceres, a non-profit sustainability advocacy group.


Flexibuster self-contained anaerobic digester

30 April, 2015 | Supplied by: In2itive Sustainability

The Flexibuster is a self-contained anaerobic digester, designed to process food and organic waste on-site.


Plantic Technologies acquired by Japanese company

15 April, 2015 | Supplied by: Plantic Technologies Ltd

Bio-based barrier film business Plantic Technologies has been acquired by Japanese company Kuraray.


Hydrothane STP ECSB (external circulation sludge bed)

13 April, 2015 | Supplied by: Hydroflux Industrial Pty Ltd

The Hydrothane high-rate anaerobic process takes organic content within wastewater and generates green energy. It is a vertical design suitable for a limited space.


Energy White Paper highlights barriers to food manufacturing competitiveness

09 April, 2015 | Supplied by: Australian Food & Grocery Council

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.


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