Together the University of Western Sydney's Centre for Advanced Food Research (CAFR) and Food Science Australia (FSA) have invented a way to separate and purify the nutrients contained in manufacturing waste.
Businesses can benefit significantly by moving towards energy management practices. Energy management can be incorporated into existing business systems to provide an integrated approach to business sustainability
Tropical fruit wine has found international approval and is now being exported to Singapore and Taiwan by a winner of the Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation (RIRDC) Rural Women's Award. Developed out of frustration with the 'excessive' wastage of tropical fruit in traditional markets, tropical fruit wine has rapidly developed into a new regional industry.
The wine industry is set to benefit from a technology being developed at the University of South Australia that enables winery wastewater to be turned into a protein-rich feed source for farm animals.
A UK-based electronics manufacturer is nearing the end of trials testing a soluble label that decomposes to indicate whether the product inside has been exposed to damaging conditions.
Irrigation with wastewater from the canning industry is not harmful to the quality of agricultural soil and may even, in some cases, improve it. This is the conclusion of Iñigo Abdón Virto Quecedo in his PhD thesis defended at the Public University of Navarre.
Used plastic wrappings and containers make good fuel if incinerated but are also dumped in huge quantities on landfill sites.
Polystyrene foam is widely used in a variety of applications, including packaging and drinking cups. These different types of foam are all commercially produced from a single starting material - high-density spherical beads of expandable polystyrene (EPS).
Organic materials from food industry waste streams will be converted into energy and value-added products such as biodegradable plastics and hydrogen using innovative technologies being developed at the University of South Australia.