Sustainability

Water recycling saves abattoir

17 February, 2010 | Supplied by: AusIndustry

Drought, and the fundamental need to stay in business, has brought on a radical process re-engineering effort at Radford Meats in Warragul, Victoria.


PR Water recycling saves abattoir

17 February, 2010

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.


15% reduction in energy use at major Australian dairy plant

08 January, 2010 | Supplied by: MIPAC Engineering Pty Ltd

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.


Australian carbon neutral wine the toast of Copenhagen

10 December, 2009

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.


Reducing carbon emissions in the food processing industry

02 December, 2009 by Jürgen Peterseim and Prof Dr-Ing Udo Hellwig, ERK Eckrohrkessel GmbH* and Ian Matthews, Gasco Pty Ltd**.

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

02 December, 2009 by OEE Systems

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.


Towards more energy-efficient cold storage

02 December, 2009

With a continuous global effort to reduce our carbon footprint, refrigeration manufacturers are being pressured to develop more energy-efficient products.


How green is your wine?

01 December, 2009

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.


Green plastic in carton packaging pilot

27 November, 2009

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.


Plastics without the use of fossil fuels

24 November, 2009

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.


Energy efficiency measurement tool

30 October, 2009 | Supplied by: Baldor Australia Pty Ltd

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.


Energy monitoring systems

29 October, 2009 | Supplied by: OneTemp Pty Ltd

Onset’s web-based Hobo U30 Remote Monitoring Systems are now compatible with NorthWrite’s Energy Expert software platform.


Industrial drives

28 August, 2009 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

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.


Titan MBR wastewater treatment

06 July, 2009 | Supplied by: CST Wastewater Solutions

CST Wastewater Solutions’ latest MBR (membrane biological reactor) wastewater treatment, the Titan MBR, is a robust and efficient low-maintenance system for industrial applications.


Water re-use and green energy benchmarks at Bluetongue Brewery

06 July, 2009 | Supplied by: CST Wastewater Solutions

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.


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