Sustainability

Plant-Dairy Protein is suitable for producing a variety of plant-based dairy products.  Pic: Getty Images/AnastasiaNurullina

Green Boy Group launching Plant-Dairy Protein

By Jim Cornall

Green Boy Group, a non-GMO and organic plant-based food ingredients supplier in North America, Europe and Australia has announced it is launching Plant-Dairy Protein, a new functional plant-based protein developed for the plant-based dairy industry.

Transport Groep Noord operates 25 trucks for FrieslandCampina. Pic: FrieslandCampina

FrieslandCampina introduces first hydrogen-powered milk truck

By Jim Cornall

US headquartered Hyzon Motors Inc., a global supplier of zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell-powered commercial vehicles, has delivered its first 55-ton milk truck to Transport Groep Noord, a carrier providing transport for multinational dairy company Royal...

Dairy Dialog podcast 142: Danone, Formo, PACCOR

Dairy Dialog podcast 142: Danone, Formo, PACCOR

By Jim Cornall

We have conversations with Oscar Zollman Thomas, Formo’s lead researcher; Sumathi Manjunath, digital infrastructure & sustainability director at Danone Specialized Nutrition; and PACCOR CEO, Andreas Schuette.

In 2019 Tate & Lyle commissioned Earthwatch to undertake a study to assess the environmental impacts of different approaches to stevia production in China.  Pic: Tate & Lyle

Tate & Lyle launches stevia sustainability program

By Jim Cornall

Tate & Lyle has launched a new sustainability program to enable stevia growers in China to lower their environmental impact and gain greater economic benefit from production of the no-calorie sweetener.

Exberry products are made from edible, non-GMO fruit, vegetables and plants. Pic: GNT

GNT launches new natural green Exberry colors

By Jim Cornall

Dutch headquartered natural product company GNT has launched two Exberry coloring foods made from turmeric and spirulina, which it said provides new opportunities for clean-label greens in dairy and other products.

The Danone facility at Poços de Caldas in Brazil. Pic: Danone

Danone announces certification of specialized nutrition site in Brazil

By Jim Cornall

Danone’s specialized nutrition plant in Poços de Caldas in Brazil, which produces milk formula and medical nutrition products, is the company’s first production site in the world to meet its sustainability goals across three environmental areas of carbon,...

The campaign is entitled ‘Where’s the Beef’.

$5tn investor group and former UN Secretary-General urge G20 leaders to set clear agriculture emission targets

Are cows the new coal?

By Jim Cornall

A global investor coalition and former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon are calling on all G20 nations to disclose specific targets to reduce agricultural emissions within their nationally determined contributions (NDCs) in the lead up to COP26 climate...

TM-Ply webs are suitable for a range of vacuum or MAP packaging applications including refrigeration, freezing, pasteurization, and cooking. Pic: Sealed Air

Sealed Air makes thermoformable webs recycle-ready

By Jim Cornall

Sealed Air has evolved its range of thermoformable food packaging webs and made them recycle-ready as it moves toward creating 100% recyclable or reusable packaging solutions.

108Labs' first human milk Cellufacturing facility in Hillsborough, North Carolina. Pic: 108Labs

108Labs creating first cell cultured human milk factory

By Jim Cornall

Eighteen months after creating the world’s first cell cultured human milk, 108Labs is now focused on accelerating the field from lab to factory by building and programming the world’s first autonomous Cellufacturing facility and artificial intelligence...

The joint venture will produce biogas mainly from cow manure.  Pic: Valio

Valio and St1 to produce biogas from manure

By Jim Cornall

Finnish food company Valio and energy company St1 are establishing a joint venture to produce renewable biogas from dairy farm manure and other agricultural by-products mainly as fuel for heavy-duty transport.

SIG’s aluminum-free combibloc ECOPLUS solution is now available in the combiblocMidi family format, enabling dairy customers to choose the squarish pack and tap into demand for more sustainable packaging at the same time.  Pic: SIG

SIG extends aluminum-free packaging formats

By Jim Cornall

SIG’s aluminum-free combibloc ECOPLUS solution is now available for the combiblocMidi family format, enabling dairy customers to choose the squarish pack and tap into demand for more sustainable packaging at the same time.

Dairy Dialog podcast 138: Climate Neutral, RangeMe, Tetra Pak

Dairy Dialog podcast 138: Climate Neutral, RangeMe, Tetra Pak

By Jim Cornall

There are three interviews, and four guests on the podcast this week. We have conversations with Climate Neutral CEO Austin Whitman; Nicky Jackson, CEO of RangeMe; and, from Tetra Pak, Frederik Wellendorph, vice president liquid food, and Alejandro Cabal,...

The new film is suitable for a range of applications across food, beverage, grocery retail, quick service restaurant, and stadium foodservice. Pic: Sidaplax

Sidaplax produces PHA home compostable packaging film

By Jim Cornall

EarthFirst Films by Sidaplax, a global bioplastic film technology and manufacturing company, announces the successful completion of the first commercial run of PHA (Polyhydroxyalkanoate) home-compostable packaging film.

The company said the pipeline has been designed to ensure minimal visible disruption to the local landscape. Pic: Getty Images/ivotheeditors

Westland finishes wastewater pipeline project

By Jim Cornall

Westland Dairy Company in New Zealand said its Hokitika plant no longer discharges highly treated wastewater into the Hokitika River following the completion of a NZ$26m (US$18.6m) ocean outfall pipeline after commissioning of the project on May 3.

The Pure-TwistFlip is designed to provide a new option for brands looking to meet the growing consumer demand for sustainable packaging. Pic: Elopak

Elopak debuts tethered caps

By Jim Cornall

Elopak is introducing a new tethered cap solution for its Pure-Pak cartons – the Pure-TwistFlip.

The Ferd Group, which owns Elopak, intends to remain an active and committed shareholder after the IPO. Pic: Elopak

Elopak aims for IPO in June

By Jim Cornall

Norwegian packaging company Elopak is preparing to apply for listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange, with the goal of being listed this June.

The new compact Raptor Checkweigher measures less than 1.3m.

New Fortress checkweigher for SME and dairy

By Jim Cornall

Designed for the SME and dairy sector to offset inflation and farmgate price hikes – notably rising grain feed prices and higher production costs – Fortress Technology is launching its new Raptor Checkweigher at Foodex 2021.

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