Sustainability

Engineering R&D

Engineering R&D: The small freeze

A smaller footprint is a clear improvement in the newest generation of cryogenic freezers, and incremental improvements in heat transfer rates are making them affordable options.
February 6, 2013

Incorporating cryogenic freezing in place of mechanical freezing gave way in the last decade to an appreciation of the ROI cryogenic systems provide in terms of reduced yield loss, improved product quality, throughput and a focus on safety and sanitation.


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Sustainability

Alaska brewery is powered by beer

The energy savings will amount to more than just a drop in the bucket.
February 4, 2013
The energy savings will amount to more than just a drop in the bucket.
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McDonald’s fish will be labeled ‘sustainable’

Certification will come from the Marine Stewardship Council
January 24, 2013
Certification will come from the Marine Stewardship Council.
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Attaining Zero Landfill

Trash to cash

January 7, 2013

For food and beverage companies focused on landfill reduction, the effort yields solid financial returns.


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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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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.

Podcasts

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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TYSON FOODS

Tyson Foods made headlines announcing the company intends to acquire Hillshire Brands in a deal valued at $8.55 billion. Do you think the acquisition for will be beneficial for meat and poultry processors?
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July 2014

2014 July

The July 2014 issue of Food Engineering features the 12th Annual Replacement Parts Survey. Also covered: OEE improvement steps and increased filtration cycle.

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