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To Ethanol or Not to Ethanol?

To Ethanol or Not to Ethanol? Though ethanol production has declined due to concerns over corn consumption for production, proponents argue that ethanol production would create jobs and provide an economic stimulus. As the debate continues, a balance must be struck over the needs of the economy and the environmental impact of generating this type of fuel.

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High-Pressure Food Processing Systems
Avure Technologies, Inc.

High-Pressure Food Processing Systems As a total solutions supplier, Avure provides commercial-scale systems with pressure vessel capabilities from 35 liters to 320 liters. Usable pressure depends upon the vessel size, with maximum operating pressure at 87,000 psi (600 MPa). Custom systems are also possible. Learn more.

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National's Audio Solutions Available from Digi-Key
Digi-Key Corporation

New Pressure Sensor Solution Starting at €97 National's high-performance series brings dramatically improved sound quality to high-fidelity consumer and professional audio equipment. National manufactures Class AB and Class D amplifiers and audio subsystems for speakers, headphones, and ceramic and piezoelectric speakers. National makes it easier to design better, richer-sounding systems with our acclaimed Boomer® and Overture® lines. With the capability to process an order, from order entry to shipping, in as little as 15 mins., Digi-Key processes more than 99% of its orders the same day.

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Junk Food That's Good for You

Junk Food That's Good for You While many avoid junk food, nanotech advances may make eating junk food healthier. The re-engineering ingredients process helps deliver needed nutrients more efficiently. Harmful ingredients can be removed from the body. Researchers are working to ensure that the process is safe from metal or metal oxide nanoparticles.

Coffee Grounds Feed Biofuels

Coffee Grounds Feed Biofuels Developing biofuels from most food sources prompts debate over the vitality of these new fuel resources. To produce sustainable biofuel sources, researchers have discovered the potential of coffee grounds, which contain 11 to 20% oil by weight. By extracting this oil, coffee grounds can be used to produce cheap biofuel.

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Towards Smoother Start-ups

Towards Smoother Start-ups Packaging World magazine went to a half dozen machine builders in the packaging industry and asked them for advice on what end-user companies should do to prepare themselves for the installation of new equipment on their premises. Each came back with practical advice on how to have a great start-up, such as, expect a learning curve and be sure you understand how to use the equipment before the vendor leaves.

Meeting and Exceeding Expectations

Meeting and Exceeding Expectations Processing three different sizes of frozen French toast sticks with fully-automated form, fill, and seal equipment has cut labor costs in half and increased production by 40%. This company is also saving 15 to 20% in material costs by going from glued to unglued cartons and eliminating the shrink film.

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Automated Blending Systems
Sonic Corporation

Automated Blending Systems Sonic Corporation's highly efficient mixing equipment solutions have enabled manufacturers worldwide to reduce their energy costs, maintenance costs and material waste while increasing throughput and production efficiencies, providing them with a distinct competitive advantage! Learn more.

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The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken Delivering products is not that complicated, right? Just get it from point A to point B in the most efficient way possible. Well, route optimization does just that, but with more variables than just start and finish. This article discusses the intricacies of route optimization for a water delivery business, including integrating the latest in electronic gadgetry and software with environmental and economic considerations.

Hottest Ride Around

Hottest Ride AroundWatch this video to see the latest and greatest in transportation — in the food service warehouse! U.S. Foodservice recently retrofitted 40 pallet jacks with methanol fuel cells for their San Francisco warehouse. After a trial period, the company discovered that the methanol-based pallet jacks outlasted traditional vehicles, running for eight hours compared to the 4-6 hours they could get from batteries.

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Working with the Clean Air Act

Working with the Clean Air Act Government regulations on air pollution are tightening, and some manufacturers are responding with creative ways to capture and filter smoke and fumes from their welding or brazing operations before they mix with the ambient air. Point-of-source capture and filtration systems come in a wide variety of configurations, accommodating small shops with standalone units and large processors with fully integrated lines.

The Chemistry of Cheese

The Chemistry of Cheese A group of scientists used gel permeation chromatography, high-performance liquid chromatography, and mass spectrometry to unlock some of the clues to the characteristic taste of Gouda cheese. It seems that the best Gouda is old Gouda, one that has been able to ripen for at least 44 weeks. And, the complex, compelling taste has been traced to a series of six peptides, which can now be used for flavoring other dairy foods.

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FAS SPrint™ SidePouch™ Bagging System
Automated Packaging Systems

FAS SPrint™ SidePouch™ Bagging System The FAS SPrint Bagging System brings new levels of speed and versatility to food packaging applications that require daily washdown procedures. Operating at speeds up to 120 bags per minute in continuous mode, this state-of-the-art packaging system is designed for high productivity poly bag packaging of fresh and frozen food grade products. Learn more.

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