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Potato wastewater could feed bacteria used to recycle high-tech devices
March 19, 2021
new research from Idaho National Laboratory suggests that potato wastewater might serve well as a low-cost food source for a special bacterium that could be used to recycle high-tech devices, industrial catalysts and other sources of rare earth elements.
Avebe wins Water Innovation Award for its project 'Sustainable Concentration of Potato Juice with Membranes'
February 15, 2021
The winner of the 'Water Innovator of the Year' award was announced during the online conference Water Vision 2021. The three ideas selected were Mid Mix, Mezt and the DUCAM project (Avebe and Wafilin: Sustainable Concentration of Potato Juice with Membranes). The winning finalist: Avebe and Wafilin's DUCAM project
Report: The potato value chain in Morocco
October 16, 2020
The Wageningen Research Foundation (WR), being subsidised by the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality in the context of the Policy Support 'Sustainable agricultural development in a food system approach' published a study on the potato value chain in Morocco.
Lamb Weston pulls back curtain with first-ever sustainability report
July 16, 2020
The region’s largest potato processor sheds new light on french fry-making in its first-ever corporate sustainability report.
Vanmark Adds New Solutions to Address Potato Peeler Water Usage and Treatment
February 18, 2020
Vanmark, an industrial potato and produce processing equipment manufacturer, has introduced two new machines that significantly reduce water treatment costs and usage from our line of abrasive peelers.
Pulsed Electric Field in Potato Processing: Impact on Sustainability
July 10, 2018
A recent study on the impact of Pulsed Electric Field treatment (PEF) in the potato processing industry has shown substantial benefits in comparison to the regular process using conventional pre-heaters.
Technology is crucial to enhanced sustainability
January 17, 2018
With a rapidly expanding global population and limited food supply, it’s vital for food businesses to work more sustainably and stay profitable. Bjorn Thumas, director business development food, TOMRA Sorting Food offers his vision
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.
Sustainability Report: Potato Processor Lamb Weston / Meijer continues to innovate
January 22, 2017
Lamb Weston's European joint venture, Lamb Weston / Meijer has published its sustainability report for 2015-2016. Compared to the reference year 2008, energy consumption per tonne of product has reduced by more than 21% and potato utilisation has improved by 4.5%.
Chinese Scientists Develop Technology to Convert Potato Water Discharge to Fertilizer
February 10, 2016
Potato is a basic food in China. However, the protein-rich water discharge from starch processors has been pointed out as a cause of river and lake pollution.