Chokyuenyong Industrial in Thailand worked with Global Water Engineering (GWE) to cut effluent COD pollution levels at its cassava production plant by more than 95% while extracting gas from its wastewater to power its boilers and generate electricity for its own use and to sell back to the provincial grid.
The SA wine industry will continue to tackle climate change by signing a new sector agreement.
Australia’s largest producer of labelled organic wines - Tamburlaine Wines - has been pushing the boundaries of innovation since it was established in 1966 by then local Cessnock doctor Lance Allen. Not realised by Dr Allen at the time, the establishment of a new winery using new oak barrels brought local success to some of his early wines compared to the predominantly old oak maturation wines which were then commercially available from other winemakers. The advantages of new and better oak handling have become part of the Australian wine revolution since that time.
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.
Recent technology has been developed that increases the pumping efficiency of air-operated double-diaphragm pumps and reduces energy costs by up to 50%.
The AFGC has found it disappointing that it has been left out of carbon tax discussions with the PM.
Breweries can successfully utilise the biogas from their wastewater treatment plant as an energy source in their operations, saving money as well as minimising waste, according to environmental solutions company Talbot & Talbot.
Robern Menz has announced a major upgrade investment to its production facility at Glynde, Adelaide. An amount of $1.1 million will be spent over the next 10 months overhauling the business’s refrigeration plant and warehousing infrastructure. This will have a major environmental benefit once implemented with the company’s carbon footprint significantly reducing.
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.
Australia’s food and grocery industry donated a record 19 million kilograms of food and groceries to people in need over the past year.
PepsiCo has developed a PET plastic bottle made entirely from agricultural by-products from its foods business.
Entries are welcome for the 2011 Environmental Packaging Awards, which rewards efforts in sustainable packaging within New Zealand.
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.