Sustainability

TECH FLASH

Improve your operating costs and increase efficiencies with reuse clean-in-place

Smart use of wastewater leads to improved efficiency and better manufacturing.
By Shane O'Halloran
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We ask an expert how reuse CIP works and who could benefit from it.


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Sustainable Plant of the Year

Plumrose Council Bluffs: Lean, mean and fully automated

Automating an entire raw meat cooking and packaging plant saves water, cuts energy usage and gets the product perfect the first time—without rework.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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The facility was not only constructed with sustainability in mind, but sustainability can be found everywhere you look. 


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Green Series

Fossil-free fueling

Renewable energy from the sun to the soil is fueling alternative energy solutions.
By Mikell Knights
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 Manufacturers can reduce their carbon footprint and grab sustainability awards by implementing energy solutions that rely on solar power. 


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TECH FLASH

Benchmarking food waste in the manufacturing, retail and wholesale sectors

While the manufacturing sector creates more waste, it also diverts more of it from landfills.
By Shane O'Halloran
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Only 8.5 percent of the food waste generated in the US in 2011 went to landfills and incinerators.


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TECH FLASH

Cooking and cooling: A practical approach to energy savings

Many processes cool the cooked product in one fell swoop; adding a stage between can save energy and water.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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A mid-process quench cycle with ambient-temperature tap water can capture much of the product’s heat before it enters the primary cool zone.


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Wastewater Treatment

Waste not, want not

Not one wastewater treatment solution is suitable for every application, so it’s essential to find the one that fits your budget and future water and energy needs.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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With the right strategies, you could decrease wastewater surcharges from your publicly owned treatment works and recoup some energy out of your wastewater. 


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Packaging

Recycling Assistance

Standardized label helps consumers recycle packaging
By Hallie Forcinio, Contributing Editor
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Nearly all packages will carry a How2Recycle Label by 2016 if the developer of the labeling system achieves its goal.


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Sustainability

Energy management: crunching the numbers

Reducing energy usage is an ongoing practice, requiring education and continuing efforts by everyone in the organization.
By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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There are many paths toward reducing energy and utility usage at plants—some are obvious, but some are not and require the help of consultants and suppliers.


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Tech Update: Meat & Poultry Processing

Employing energy savings as a competitive edge

By Wayne Labs, Senior Technical Editor
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Known for their heavy use of energy, the meat and poultry industries need to cut usage wherever they can.


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Engineering R&D

Energy savings flow from pasta dryer’s exhaust air

Process temperature and relative humidity are managed in a new dryer design that improves the quality of long goods pasta production while generating energy savings.
By Mikell Knights
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Bühler was investigating how to improve the conditioning of pasta through enhanced dryer control.


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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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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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