Sustainability

Engineering R&D: One drop at a time

December 5, 2012

This year’s World Food Prize honors a US-born scientist’s work in reshaping farming practices to make them more efficient and productive by changing the way water is delivered.


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TECH FLASH

Campbell Soup Company to create Ohio’s first commercial biogas power plant

Partnering with CH4 Biogas, the processor will open the facility in Napoleon, OH.
November 13, 2012
The facility will convert production waste into electricity to fuel beverage production.
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Sustainable Plant of the Year: Stahlbush Island Farms - A model of self-sufficiency

November 7, 2012
A biogas system has transformed Stahlbush Island farms into a carbon negative operation, removing more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it is responsible for creating.
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Green Series: Good to the Last BTU

November 7, 2012

For organizations able to commit capital to energy recovery systems, the realized efficiencies are the gift that keeps giving.


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Editor's Note: There’s no stopping the growing force and rewards of sustainability

November 7, 2012

About 10 years ago, someone from a major food industry supplier called me to discuss his company’s commitment to sustainability. 


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TECH FLASH

Tertiary water reuse is a popular idea

Agricultural and industrial use account for 90 percent of the world's freshwater resources
October 29, 2012
Not for drinking, recycled water for farming and some industrial applications holds promise in decreasing water shortages.
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TECH FLASH

Coca-Cola to set sustainable packaging goals in Europe

A joint-venture with a PET recycler will make it possible
October 29, 2012
The goals include achieving zero waste in its own operations and recycling more packaging than it uses.
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Packaging Trends Survey: Greener Containers, Faster Speeds

October 4, 2012

Whether they acknowledge it or not, food packaging professionals are operating lines where the goals of sustainable manufacturing are playing out.


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TECH FLASH

Renewable energy processes 20 percent of beef at Cargill facility

September 10, 2012
Cargill’s Fort Morgan, CO beef processing plant invested $1.8 million in energy-efficiency improvements and is seeing tangible results.
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TECH FLASH

Global water issues need research to avoid crisis situations

September 10, 2012
With 70 percent of all fresh water use by irrigation, drought is the number-one threat to the food supply in high-population, developing countries.
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Fabulous Food Plant: Paramount Citrus

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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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