Danone has launched a new energy programme, Re-Fuel Danone, that aims to ‘transform’ the energy footprint of its global manufacturing sites. This offers the potential to make the Alpro-to-Activia manufacturer’s operations more agile, cost efficient, resilient...
Renewable energy use in agriculture is the best way to a sustainable future for most farmers, according to Organic Valley, and solar power popularity can grow further thanks to proposed energy tax credits in the US.
Food giant General Mills is making a commitment to sustainability and clean power by covering the electricity at its US facilities with renewable wind energy. It has signed a 15-year power purchase agreement with Roaring Fork Wind, LLC.
UK green technology company Food Forward Ltd, supported by researchers at the University of Surrey, has been awarded £60,000 ($79,000) of funding from Innovate UK to build out its data platform for the UK dairy industry.
SIG Combibloc has launched its first Corporate Responsibility (CR) report, which includes recycling blocks of pre-melted PE in China, its 2030 goals, focusing on an aseptic carton made from 100% renewable materials by 2020 and its combibloc EcoPlus pack.
Elopak is the first major packaging company and the first Norwegian company to join the RE100 campaign, in partnership with The Climate Group, to engage, support and showcase influential companies committed to using 100% renewable power.
Despite rapid progress towards sustainability goals, cuts to renewable energy subsidy schemes and multiple carbon taxes could slow the dairy industry down in terms of going “above and beyond” existing 2020 targets, according to Dairy UK.
As part of our special edition newsletter examining supply chain sustainability, FoodProductionDaily.com spoke to Jan Dalsgaard Johannesen, corporate environmental director at Arla Foods, about specific challenges facing the dairy sector.
Special edition: alternatives to carbon heavy processes
A group of distillers in Rothes, Scotland, began building a power plant this week that turns whisky by-products into energy and could cut total carbon emissions from the Scotch whisky industry by 6 per cent.
While no one sector should bare the brunt of European initiatives to drive sustainable energy, the Commission suggests that the dairy industry could be one area to benefit in the medium and long term from green initiatives.
Grants have been made available in the US to enable small
businesses to invest in renewable energy systems. Food producers
could be in line to benefit most - the industry accounts for 10 per
cent of electrical load in many areas.