Sustainability

Research to develop food technology is vital to feed the world

09 March, 2010

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 AIReport compressed air auditing system

02 March, 2010 | Supplied by: Boge Compressors Ltd

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.


Green manufacturing no pie in the sky

01 March, 2010

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.


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.


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