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

Apollo Bay Fishermen's Co-op

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.

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The exterior of the Austco Polar cold storage facility

Austco Polar

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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Aerial shot of the Burra Foods plant at sunrise

Burra Foods

Burra Foods was awarded an Energy Efficiency Grant to contribute towards the cost of a detailed energy audit to identify energy efficiency improvements, suitable renewable energy options and review pricing tariffs.

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Worker at a bagging machine in a food manufacturing plant

Dennison Food Manufacturing

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 logo

DIRECT tool

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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Eggs on rollers inside an egg processing plant

Farm Pride

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

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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Worker inspecting apples in a fruit packing and cool storage facility

Integrity Fruit

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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Close-up of sourdough bread rolls

La Madre Bakery

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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Exterior of the Longwarry Food Park

Longwarry Food Park

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

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Sign on the exterior of the Montague Cold Storage building

Montague Cold Storage

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

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Prom Coast Cheeses

Prom Country Cheese Factory

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.

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