Using generators instead of boilers provides steam when it is needed, lowering energy costs and minimizing TDS blowdown periods.
November 28, 2015
In 1986, frozen soup underdog Kettle Cuisine opened a small factory in a converted garage in Revere, MA. Fast-forward nearly 30 years, and Kettle Cuisine is now a frontrunner when it comes to fresh, ready-made soups for restaurants, foodservice operators and consumers.
On April 15 of this year, PMMI’s OpX Leadership Network presented the 2014 Sustainability Excellence in Manufacturing Awards (SEMA) during Food Engineering’s Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference in Clearwater Beach, FL.
Food and beverage manufacturing facilities have made unprecedented improvements over the past decade, but industry leaders know there are still many ways to increase profits while addressing environmental concerns. Once again, Food Engineering and PMMI’s OpX Leadership Network are partnering to honor exceptional sustainability achievements within food, beverage and consumer products manufacturing operations.
In 2012, industry (comprised of manufacturing, agriculture, mining and construction) accounted for about one-third (30.6 quads) of the US’s total primary energy consumption, according to a recently released DOE report entitled “Barriers to Industrial Energy Efficiency.”
Ecolab, Inc.—global water, energy and hygiene technology provider—has acquired controlling interest in Jianghai Environmental Protection Co. Ltd., an industrial water treatment company headquartered in Changzhou, China.
No question about it, the numbers of reportable food and beverage projects in 2014 hit a nine-year high—a total of 635 compared to 555 in 2013, according to Food Engineering’s 38th Annual Plant Construction Survey.