Beverage and food industry focuses on resource conser-vation and energy efficiency

  • Water scarcity in Africa calls for innovative measures for the food and beverage industry
  • food & drink technology Africa positions itself as a forward-looking platform for the industry

Water is the decisive element in the food and beverage industry, whether as an ingredient or in production and cleaning. The demand is correspond-ingly high—while at the same time the scarcity of this precious raw mate-rial is steadily increasing. At food & drink technology Africa (fdt), the focus will therefore be, among other things, on solutions for water and energy management.

Water is not only the most important raw material in the production of beverages and food, in production, it is also used for other purposes, for example as pro-cess water, energy source or for cleaning. Demand and consumption are corre-spondingly high. In South Africa, food and beverage manufacturers are faced with the challenges of increasing water scarcity, for this reason, the production of beverages and food is increasingly focusing on a holistic view of resource con-sumption. Companies are looking for new approaches to an efficient resource and energy management, from reliable, environmentally friendly and energy-effi-cient pumping of water from company-owned wells to appropriately treated pro-cess water that can be used for irrigation or equipment cleaning—the starting points for solutions are many and varied.

Innovative strength at fdt Africa
Local and international exhibitors such as Dematech, Ecolab, Ningbo Lehui, Pall and Praj Industry will present their ideas and products from this field at fdt Africa, taking place from September 4 to 6. Visitors will receive a comprehensive over-view of water treatment and water recycling as well as possibilities for reducing water consumption.

Water and energy management will also play an important role in the supporting program. The fdt Africa Speakers Corner offers a three-day platform for the ex-change of experiences and practical solutions for the food and beverage indus-try. In her presentation “How technology contributes to saving water and energy in beverage production, food processing and packaging”, Vera Fritsche from the VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association, will give an ini-tial overview of the respective technologies. Further presentations on hygiene and energy saving are currently being planned. The supporting program thus re-sponds precisely to the needs of the local industry, creating a definite added value, both for exhibitors from the segment and for the exhibition visitors. Conse-quently, fdt Africa 2018 will once again show what is technically expedient for the local industry today and possible tomorrow.

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