The ultrafiltration system installed at Radford Meats with the assistance of an AusIndustry grant, is expected to recycle up to 90% of the water used at the abattoir.
Process control, instrumentation and electrical engineering solutions provider MIPAC has successfully conducted a pilot at a major Australian Dairy plant that is claimed will lead to a significant reduction in carbon emissions.
Taylors Eighty Acres wines from the Clare Valley, which are 100% carbon neutral based on the international standard for Life Cycle Assessmen, have been chosen for an official function during the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.
How can the food processing industry meet the challenge of reducing its carbon emissions? Here we look at three of the technologies already available on the market that claim significant fuel and carbon emission reductions.
Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) is an important tool in the food processing industry. In fact, in any capital-intensive business OEE improvement is a critical methodology to drive improved efficiency, higher quality and reduced cost.
With a continuous global effort to reduce our carbon footprint, refrigeration manufacturers are being pressured to develop more energy-efficient products.
Sirromet Wines has taken the next step in improving its environmental status by commissioning Australian-based technical and engineering consultancy Provisor to determine its carbon footprint.
Tetra Pak has an agreement with Braskem to purchase HDPE, derived from renewable feedstock, for use in a pilot project to produce 'green' caps and closures.
A one-stage process which produces polylactic acid and its copolymers through direct fermentation makes the renewable production of PLA and lactate-containing copolymers cheaper and more commercially viable.
Baldor has released a software estimating tool that enables users to evaluate the energy efficiency of electric motors and variable speed drives. Known as BE$T, the Baldor Energy Savings Tool can be downloaded free of charge from the company’s website.
ABB has launched the ACS850 drive module which features an in-built energy saving calculator, embedded Modbus and drive-to-drive link, intelligent user interface with a series of assistant wizards, integrated safety functions, modular hardware and software, and a removable memory unit.
A partnership of Australian and global leaders in environmental engineering has been chosen to provide an extended wastewater treatment system for Pacific Beverages’ new Bluetongue brewery in New South Wales.