Sustainability

Cutting effluent and pollution at cassava starch plant

01 July, 2011 | Supplied by: CST Wastewater Solutions

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.


SA wine industry continues to tackle climate change

30 June, 2011

The SA wine industry will continue to tackle climate change by signing a new sector agreement.


Organics, energy efficiency, wine and sheep

31 May, 2011

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.


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.


Energy efficiency and air-operated diaphragm pumps

31 May, 2011 | Supplied by: IDEX

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


Food leaders excluded from PM’s carbon tax soiree

04 May, 2011

The AFGC has found it disappointing that it has been left out of carbon tax discussions with the PM.


Breweries’ wastewater biogas is a viable green energy source

30 April, 2011 | Supplied by: CST Wastewater Solutions

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.


Refrigeration plant and warehousing infrastructure greening at Robern Menz

28 April, 2011 | Supplied by: AusIndustry

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.


Endress+Hauser EngyCal Btu and steam billing meters

28 April, 2011 | Supplied by: Endress+Hauser Australia Pty Ltd

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.


Record amount of food donated by Australia’s food industry

08 April, 2011

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 develops new environmentally friendly plastic bottle

17 March, 2011

PepsiCo has developed a PET plastic bottle made entirely from agricultural by-products from its foods business.


Entries welcome for 2011 Environmental Packaging Awards

02 March, 2011

Entries are welcome for the 2011 Environmental Packaging Awards, which rewards efforts in sustainable packaging within New Zealand.


Saving energy during decaffeination at Kraft

03 February, 2011 | Supplied by: Siemens Ltd

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


CAPS energy-efficiency service

07 January, 2011 | Supplied by: CAPS Australia Pty Ltd

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 | Supplied by: Minus 40

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.


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