To feed a world population projected to exceed 9 billion people by 2050, technology that can enhance food production will be a significant asset, according to a Kansas State University agricultural economist.
Boge has introduced AIReport, a compressed air auditing system which can simultaneously analyse up to 12 compressors. Logged data will then identify where compressed air savings can be made, leading to an optimised compressed air system and reduced energy costs.
In a world where navigating the carbon jungle is often considered as ‘just too hard’, a century-old family firm has been rewarded for getting excited about sustainability.
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.