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.

Apollo Bay Fishermen's Co-op

Apollo Bay

The Apollo Bay Fishermen's Co-op receives fresh crayfish and rock lobster direct from the boat to hold ready for sale across Australia and globally. In conjunction with their Fish and Chip shop operation, the business employs 15 staff while supporting the wider local fishing industry.

Read more

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.

Read more

Dennison Food Manufacturing

Worker at a bagging machine in a food manufacturing plant

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

Read more



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

Read more

Farm Pride

Eggs on rollers inside an egg processing plant

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.

Read more

The Game Meats Company

Two men inspecting machinery

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

La Madre Bakery

Close-up of sourdough bread rolls

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

Read more

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.

Read more

Montague Cold Storage

Sign on the exterior of the Montague Cold Storage building

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

Read more

Prom Country Cheese Factory

Prom Coast Cheeses

Attracted to Moyarra in 2011 by the natural landscape and land care projects started, Burke and Bronwyn Brandon worked toward the construction of The Prom Country Cheese Factory. Their multi-award winning cheeses are served on cellar door lunch platters, plus supply the Melbourne region and further interstate. From the beginning the Brandon’s were focused on sustainability and reducing impacts to the environment.

Read more