Whether as individuals or a business, each of us has a role we can play as an agent of change. In this issue we explore critical topics such as alternative proteins, water and wastewater management, energy and food production, training an Industry 4.0 workforce – and more – via insights from customers, partners and diverse specialists. The road to becoming more sustainable is a journey – let’s take it together!
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Sustainability has taken center stage – literally. It motivates and challenges us and is the greatest opportunity we have for driving innovation and positive change in industry and our world.
As crops become more resistant to synthetic pesticides and pressure mounts regarding their effect on our health and the environment, the race is on to bring biopesticides to market that are effective at scale, affordable and can ensure future food security.
"A challenge is an opportunity in disguise." In the case of the Sekita family, who have been farming in Brazil for the last 80 years, it really was. Their willingness to meet challenges head-on and to try new things has made them one of Brazil’s most successful agribusinesses.
It’s been called the environmental issue of our century, however there are concrete steps we can take to shore up water insecurity and better use – and reuse – this precious resource.
The transport sector alone contributes roughly one-quarter of all energy related CO2 and is still primarily dependent on fossil fuels. But that’s changing thanks to the lightest solid on Earth, which some are even calling the “new gasoline.”
A major growth star in the beverage category, ready-to-drink (RTD) tea is undergoing a lifestyle makeover. The drink North Americans generally refer to as “iced tea” is hot, hot, hot!
Feeding ourselves – and doing so sustainably – are challenges faced around the globe. With the need to find protein alternatives and more options on our doorstep, insects are being touted as a good solution for people, animals and the environment.
Operating in the dark, hidden in basements, on roofs or in machine rooms, the heat pump is often overlooked and its capabilities underestimated. However, improved engineering coupled with tougher CO2 regulations has shone a spotlight on this unassuming hero.
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The topic of plastics has turned into nothing short of a global movement. As a result, the packaging landscape is changing – with sustainability and recyclability being important drivers – and with it the role of manufacturers.
Pavitra Badiger, Technical Expert, GEA Flow Components, is on the production floor, in the air, online and hovering over customer tanks, using her in-depth technical and engineering knowledge to support customers and colleagues.
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