Nearly everyone enjoys sidling up to a warm kitchen oven on a cold day, but for industrial bakeries, waste heat and wasted energy are no laughing matter. GEA Imaforni ovens help producers minimize their energy requirements, reduce their environmental footprint as well as total cost of ownership (TCO).
The founders of our separation business set out 125 years ago to develop a state-of-the-art, hand-operated milk centrifuge. They were driven by their own entrepreneurialism, a desire to use their technical expertise and love for innovation to improve customers’ lives and businesses.
When it comes to brewing beer, it’s not just energy costs and water that are expensive – so are hops. Given the annual uncertainty of the supply of alpha acid, which is extracted from hops and critical to beer’s bitter profile, brewers should rethink classic brewing processes to remain profitable, including how to use hop products more efficiently in the brewhouse and the cold block.
As consumers migrate towards healthier food choices, manufacturers of traditional savory and confectionery snacks are tasked with coming up with products that appeal to people’s shifting definitions of indulgence and “meal time” – and in a category with increasingly blurred lines.
Mine tailings are, potentially, the most environmentally hazardous part of any mining operation. GEA has developed diverse technologies that can significantly reduce the impact of tailings on the environment and help minimize water usage, while isolating and extracting valuable minerals which can become an additional revenue source.
In life, they say, there are no shortcuts. The same can be said for GEA’s approach to innovation – including its latest offering: the GEA CompaX – the world’s first semi-hermetic compact screw compressor designed for use with NH3, or ammonia chillers.
When it comes to food, you might think that there is nothing more traditional or unvaried as meat, which is the major source of protein for much of the world. But the meat universe is changing as a result of consumer and environmental demands, facilitated by industry innovations and new scientific breakthroughs.
‘Engineering for a better world’ means finding solutions to meet the challenges that our customers as well as consumers face. This requires a team effort and a continual influx of fresh ideas. For that very reason, training and preparing the next generation of professionals is a win-win for GEA, its customers and for society, and is a task that GEA takes very seriously.
Whether shared in the convivial company of others or sipped quietly beside a cozy fire, whisky, with its unmistakable rich amber color and complex flavors, evokes a unique sensory experience. And, it’s witnessing a rebirth.