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Fine beverage processor cuts yearly electric bill by $121,000 with lighting retrofit

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Energy audits revealed replacing aging lighting with energy-saving fluorescent lamps would pay off in three facilities.
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The Secretary of the Navy ordered 450,000 gallons of biofuel from Dynamic Fuels.

Navy ships to run on bacon fat … and more

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The Secretary of the Navy ordered biofuel from Dynamic Fuels, a joint venture of Tyson and Syntroleum.
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The Sustainable Warehouse

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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While a sustainable warehouse may seem an altruistic notion, a commitment to saving energy can pay off in a big way


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Grape grower cuts energy costs, maintains quality standards

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Integrated energy management system cuts electricity bills by 16 percent, pays for itself within two months.


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Magnetic attraction

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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The power of magnetic waves is evident to any Boy Scout with a compass. A Dutch firm is applying amplified magnetic force to the task of peeling an onion


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Campbell Plans 2.3 MW Solar System at Sacramento Plant

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Campbell Soup Company has entered into a power purchase agreement (PPA) and land lease agreement with American Capital Energy (ACE) to construct a 2.3 mega-Watt capacity photovoltaic (PV) solar power generation ground-mount tracker system on 14 acres of the processor’s facility in Sacramento, CA. The plant supplies Campbell’s soups, sauces and beverages to 10 Western states and the Far East.
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Fabulous Food Plant: Hormel's Progressive Processing plant is built for the long haul

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Hormel’s Progressive Processing plant is built for the long haul. A quarter century had passed since Hormel Foods had commissioned a new production facility. In designing its Dubuque plant, engineers aimed to create a facility that would be contemporary for the next 25 years.
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Sustainable Plant of the Year: Frito-Lay Casa Grande Plant Attains Near Net Zero

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Efficiency was built into Frito-Lay’s Casa Grande plant a quarter-century ago, but the snack maker takes the facility’s energy- and water-conservation systems to a new level with near net zero.
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Indispensable Energy Audits

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Energy audits and management can increase the bottom line, but to be effective, the job is never done.
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Tech Update: Pumps

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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The right pump used for the right application can make a significant difference in energy consumption.
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Plant of the Year 2014

Blue Diamond Growers was chosen as Food Engineering's 2014 Plant of the Year. The Sacramento-based company is the world’s largest producer of almonds and almond ingredients.

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Burns & McDonnell project manager RJ Hope and senior project engineer Justin Hamilton discuss the distinctions between Food Safety and Food Defense as well as the implications for food manufacturers of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
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Food Engineering

FE September 2014

2014 September

The September 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how lean manufacturing, quality improvements and increased automation helps processors meet rapidly changing demands. Also, read how robotics, advanced machine controls, software and OEE are just a few of the tools that can boost productivity on packaging lines.

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Food Authentication Using Bioorganic Molecules

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