Assessment of Boiler Technologies and Efficiencies (2019-20)

Assessment of Boiler Technologies and Efficiencies (2019-20)

Project outcomes

Sponsored by Bega

This project is proudly funded and supported by Gardiner Dairy Foundation


Project title:
Assessment of Boiler Technologies and Efficiencies
Description of the project:

Sustainability is a key strategic pillar in Bega Cheese. Within the business we have projects that focus on Food Nutrition, Packaging, Water, Green house gases and Diversity, inclusion and equality. This project aligns to our sustainability strategy and focuses on the efficiency of one of our boilers. The aim of this project is to evaluate the current boiler our cheese manufacturing site in Bega, Lagoon St and provide data and recommend improvements.

Project brief

Project brief

Sponsored by Bega

This project is proudly funded and supported by Gardiner Dairy Foundation

Location:
This project is located in Bega in NSW. Travel and accommodation will be provided by Bega.
Description of the project:

Sustainability is a key strategic pillar in Bega Cheese. Within the business we have projects that focus on Food Nutrition, Packaging, Water, Green house gases and Diversity, inclusion and equality. This project aligns to our sustainability strategy and focuses on the efficiency of one of our boilers. The aim of this project is to evaluate the current boiler our cheese manufacturing site in Bega, Lagoon St and provide data and recommend improvements.

Project outcomes

This project has been closed
Project Aims:

Conduct and complete a detailed mass and energy balance of the different processing areas to identify current boiler operation and its baseline efficiency

  • Calculate the incremental cost of increasing boiler output to meet increased plant production
  • Identify and review the impact of using alternative fuel sources on the boiler efficiency and their particulates from the stack
  • Identify any areas of opportunity and develop potential solutions and to address identified areas of opportunity including any capital expenditure or plant modification
Available to:
Undergraduate students in penultimate and subsequent year (including honours)
Postgraduate students
PhD students (coursework and research)
Faculty or Department:
Engineering
Sector:
Dairy
Employment Type:
Scholarship

Applications for this project are welcome from penultimate and subsequent year undergraduates, Masters and PhD students (coursework and research) who are currently enrolled full-time at Monash including for the period December 2019 to end of February 2020.

Selection Criteria:

Your application will be reviewed by senior university members and assessed against the following criteria:

  • Quality of covering letter, resume and on-line application including spelling & grammar
  • Relevance of your degree to the project(s) you select
  • Skills, ability, knowledge and experience relevant to the project (s) you apply for
  • Extra - curricular activities (i.e. sports/clubs & societies/memberships)
  • Career goals & ambitions
  • Academic performance
  • Successful completion of group activity
  • Successful interview with industry partner

Please note:

  • Scope for MITI projects are determined by the industry partners, this includes student disciplines and whether they require students at undergraduate, Masters or PhD level.
  • The final selection of the MITI project team will be made by the industry partner.
Duration:
12 Weeks
Max number of recipients: 2
Application process:

A cover letter and current CV are mandatory requirements of the application process.

Your cover letter should state the following information in a clear and concise manner:

  • why this project is of particular interest to you
  • an outline of your experience either through work, study or other interests to support your application
  • what you can contribute as a member of the team

Bega

Bega Cheese Limited is a top 200 ASX listed company (ASX:BGA), that generates its revenue from the manufacture and sale of dairy and other food products in Australia and in over 40 export markets. The company employs approximately 2,000 staff and operates seven major manufacturing facilities across Victoria, NSW and QLD.

As part of our vision to become the Great Australian Food Company, Bega has undertaken a significant growth program in recent years. This has included several acquisitions, including a large dairy processing facility in Koroit in 2018 and the Mondelez meals business in 2017 (incorporating Vegemite).

Our products include:

Cheeses in a variety of retail and food service formats, including cheddar, cream cheese and mozzarella;
Spreads such as Vegemite, Bega Peanut Butter and our new B Honey range;
Infant formula and bionutrient ingredients; and
Bega also manufactures of varieties of other dairy products such as milk powders and butter.