Sustainability

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.


Water re-use guide for dairies

03 July, 2009 | Supplied by: Dairy Innovation Australia Ltd

A set of guidelines into water re-use at dairy manufacturing plants has been prepared by Dairy Innovation Australia Ltd (DIAL). The guidelines identify water sources and quality within dairy factories and matches these with possible uses.


Driving energy efficiency further

06 April, 2009

The electrical drive industry has an important role to play in the course of the developments in energy markets and the increasing awareness for protection of the environment.


CSIRO helps Mars with sustainable food production

12 February, 2009

CSIRO has worked with Mars to produce ‘life cycle analyses’ on a range of Mars's food products that are relevant to almost every major food commodity produced in Australia. The research partnership has produced a database and information toolkit that will be available to a wide range of food businesses to help improve their sustainability strategies.


Higher energy efficiency through the optimal interaction of system components

12 February, 2009

As energy costs climb, companies are becoming more and more interested in improving energy productivity and efficiency. Luckily there are many ways this can be cost-effectively achieved.


Measuring sustainability

05 February, 2009

There is no standardised definition of how to measure how environmentally friendly a product is. This is making life difficult for companies making decisions about sustainable business practices.


Toolkit helps food manufacturers save water

27 January, 2009

Researchers at RMIT have developed a toolkit that food processors can use to assess and reduce their water consumption.


Trends impacting secondary packaging

05 November, 2008

Improved operations, cost savings and lower transportation costs are the top three drivers for companies re-evaluating their secondary packaging according to the latest PMMI report. Sustainability is high on the agenda but not one of the major drivers.


Electrically converted water

11 September, 2008 | Supplied by: http://www.tennantco.com.au

Tennant ec-H2O is a green cleaning technology that electrically converts plain tap water to perform like a powerful detergent without any added chemicals.


Ceramic material for faster microwaving

29 August, 2008

A new ceramic material may make microwaving food faster and more energy efficient.


New use for fermented wine

15 August, 2008

A UWA scientist has created fabric from fermented wine.


Ozone and the world food crisis

06 June, 2008

Rising background levels of ozone in the atmosphere are a likely contributor to the global food crisis, since ozone has been shown to damage plants and reduce yields of important crops, including soybeans and wheat.


DEB - Potato powr for HJ Heinz

03 June, 2008

Power from potato peel is just one of the approaches HJ Heinz is using to reduce its environmental footprint and implement its sustainability goals.


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