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Food processing and storage case studies

Businesses can reduce annual energy costs through lighting and equipment upgrades, and by installing systems controls, new compressors and VSDs.


Austco Polar

The exterior of the Austco Polar cold storage facility

An energy assessment conducted for Austco Polar's cold storage and blast freezing facility identified opportunities to save more than $444,000 per annum.

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Dennison Food Manufacturing

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Food processing company DFM, knowing there was a smarter way to operate focussed its attention on improving the efficiency of its ingredient loading processes.

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DIRECT tool

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Developed by Plenty Food Group and RMIT, this calculator assists manufacturers to quantify materials use and reduce resource consumption and associated business costs.

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Farm Pride

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Farm Pride has implemented cleaner production processes for many years and by undertaking a materials assessment it is now looking to improve productivity and save money.

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The Game Meats Company

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The Game Meats Company, located near Myrtleford, undertook a project to reduce gas energy use and to avoid the need to buy a larger boiler.

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Integrity Fruit

Worker inspecting apples in a fruit packing and cool storage facility

Increasing energy prices is putting pressure on Integrity Fruit's competitiveness. They undertook an energy assessment to find out how they can use resources more efficiently and save money.

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La Madre Bakery

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La Madre Bakery expects to achieve annual savings of more than $70,000 after implementing a series of resource efficiency improvements.

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Longwarry Food Park

Exterior of the Longwarry Food Park

Longwarry Food Park has a commitment to sustainability and is focussing on reducing and recovering product waste.

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Montague Cold Storage

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Family-owned cold storage and agricultural business Montague has reduced annual energy costs and carbon emissions following an energy assessment.

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