The UK government’s pledge to cut emissions to almost zero by 2025 is expected to drive a growth in anaerobic digestion, and bakery businesses can play an important part. Jason Ward, head of Procurement at Amur, explains how to make the most of food waste.
The food sector has invested heavily in bioenergy projects such as biomass boilers and anaerobic digestion but where heat which is generated or used in one part of a process is lost rather than reused, according to HRS.
Nippon Meat Packers, which owns beef processing factory Oakey Abbatoir in Queensland, Australia, will install Global Water Engineering (GWE) technology by CST Wastewater Solutions to create a Covered High Rate Anaerobic Lagoon (COHRAL) waste water stream.
CST Wastewater Solutions has partnered with Global Water Engineering (GWE) to install a RAPTOR (RAPid Transformation of Organic Residues) anaerobic wastewater technology at Chok Chai Starch plant in Thailand.
Despite progress towards achieving some waste reduction and recycling targets under the UK's Courtauld Commitment, a 2012 supply chain waste reduction target is proving a challenge for industry, with only a “marginal decrease” thus far, said WRAP...
New biodegradable metallised and laminated films can provide differentiation at point-of-sale along with high moisture and oxygen barrier properties for dry good products such as nuts and biscuits with a premium positioning, claims Innovia Films.
The need to maximise profit combined with a desire to help the environment have been major drivers in Kraft slashing water use in its food processing operations by more than 20 per cent in three years, the company said.
The extra £10m funding for processing UK food waste announced in the recent UK budget will allow more than 300,000 additional tonnes of food waste to be processed every year, says the recycling action group Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP).
The food sector has welcomed the initiative by the UK's Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to drive anaerobic digestion projects that reduce food or other organic waste from industrial, municipal or household sources.
US-based Andover Controls has formed a partnership with UK-based
HVAC specialist AEC to offer plant managers greater potential for
energy saving. There is growing awareness that food processors need
to manage their energy consumption...