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McCain Foods' Timaru plant is reducing its energy usage environmental impact, now looking to electrification, by installing New Zealand-first technology.

Potato Processor McCain NZ lowers greenhouse gas emissions through use of Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) technology

September 25, 2020
McCain Foods Timaru potato processing plant is reducing its energy usage environmental impact, now looking to electrification, by installing Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) technology, a first in New Zealand.
McCain Foods Australia - Ballarat plant invests big in solar

McCain Foods Ballarat plant to feature Australia’s largest 'behind-the-meter' renewable energy system

July 15, 2020
In the race to decarbonise the economy, industrial processing is a tough nut to crack given the amount of heat needed to process goods.
Rain decimates Tasmanian potato crop; processors fear European spuds will be dumped on Aussie market

Rain decimates Tasmanian potato crop; processors fear European spuds will be dumped on Aussie market

May 18, 2020
Tasmanian potato growers, who produce the bulk of Australia’s French fries, are having a disastrous harvest. Months of wet weather is making it impossible to get onto paddocks in parts of the state.
Transforming potato waste into a new industry for Australia

Transforming potato waste into a new industry for Australia

March 06, 2020
Four of the largest potato producers in Australia want to convert 100% of their potato waste into commercial benefit through their partnership with the Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).
tna co-founders appointed to Australian Society of Honour

TNA Australia co-founders appointed to Australian Society of Honour

October 15, 2019
Nadia & Alf Taylor, co-founders of tna, a leading food processing and packaging solutions provider located in Sydney, Australia, were presented with insignias commemorating their appointment as Members (AM) of the Order of Australia.
New Zealand consumers prefer locally grown potatoes

New Zealand consumers prefer locally grown potatoes

September 20, 2019
New Zealand supermarket chain Countdown says its biggest selling potatoes are white washed potatoes. Customers also prefer that their potatoes are locally grown
Climate extremes impact on global crop yield variations. (Courtesy: Alvin Stone / Climate Extremes)

Climate extremes explain 18%-43% of global crop yield variations

May 06, 2019
Researchers from Australia, Germany, Switzerland and the US have quantified the effect of climate extremes, such as droughts or heatwaves, on the yield variability of staple crops around the world.
Potatoes South Australia to develop vodka from waste potato peel

Potatoes South Australia to develop vodka from waste potato peel

September 21, 2017
In an effort to combat food waste, Potatoes South Australia has teamed up with the University of Adelaide and Adelaide Hills Distillery to make vodka from potato skins.
tna’s new energy-efficient freezer fan design reduces energy consumption for a more sustainable french fry production

Energy-efficient freezer tna reduces energy consumption production frozen french fries

August 31, 2017
Processing and Packaging Equipment manufacturer tna has introduced a new energy-efficient fan design for its Ferguson ener-freeze® FFV 3 to reduce energy consumption by more than 30%
Finding opportunities to save energy in potato processing: McCain Foods Timaru

Finding opportunities to save energy in potato processing: McCain Foods Timaru

August 08, 2017
Management at one of McCain Foods’ processing plants in Timaru, New Zealand, has found over 100 opportunities for improvement in its logistics following a two day “energy blitz” from employees.
AUSVEG: Wasp warfare with avid aphid-eating parasites can help prevent resistence

AUSVEG: Wasp warfare with avid aphid-eating parasites can help prevent pesticide resistance

July 06, 2016
With pesticide resistance rising in species of aphids which feed on potatoes and spread viruses, one of the best control options for growers battling these pests may be found in nature, free of charge: parasitic wasps.

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