Sustainability

Green Initiatives: Making the Leap to ROI

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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Plant investments must compete with new product development and other priorities for limited capital, and the challenge is particularly difficult for infrastructure and utility improvements.


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It's not so hard to be green

By Peter Hock
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Managers who keep their minds open to using the right tools will have the greatest success in sustainability improvements.


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Biomass energy to power rice-husking equipment

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The biomass energy project will also feed power into Cambodia’s power grid.
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Putting some light on efficient lighting

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Small and large facilities can cut energy costs with updated lighting.
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Life-cycle analysis study suggests eating less meat

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Depending on location and type of farming, some beef cattle are less of a burden on the environment, but they can’t compete with plant-based foods.
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HCFC22 refrigerants on the way out

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The Montréal Protocol calls for phasing out all refrigerants containing chlorine.
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Food Automation & Manufacturing Conference Report

By Kevin T. Higgins, Senior Editor
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The age of transparency has arrived in food and beverage manufacturing, and the reverberations are being felt throughout the industry.


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Water: Use and reuse efficiently

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Food and beverage processors rank in the top three for industrial water usage.
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ConAgra conserves nearly 300 million gallons of water

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The company also eliminated 61,000 tons of waste.
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Lifecycle assessment sizes up environmental impacts of products

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Kraft used the system to develop YES Pack salad dressing containers.
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The August 2014 issue of Food Engineering explores how your operation could be doing more to create a culture of employee engagement. Also, read more on how your business and insurance partners must know the basics of your business and its nuances as well.

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