Bega: Manufacturing Water Management (2021-22)

Manufacturing Water Management (2021-22)

This project is proudly funded and supported by Gardiner Dairy Foundation

Description of the project:

Bega’s Koroit Dairy is a large milk powder manufacturing facility located near Warrnambool in the south west of Victoria.
Production of high-quality dairy powders is resource intensive with high demands on energy and water use, and the accumulation of liquid waste.
The Koroit team wish to better understand their water use, and subsequent wastewater reduction opportunities.

Use of water on site in milk concentration unit operations, milk powder production and high-value functional powders such as lactoferrin.
Collect data on water use; during production and cleaning (CIP: Clean In Place).
Establish where the water goes around the facility and account for all the water in, and water out (as waste) from site. Profile solids lost to waste in each unit operation including milk/water interfaces and cleaning times. Model water flows highlighting key features of water consumption on site.

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Bega Cheese is an ASX listed Food Manufacturer with over $3 billion in sales in 2021. Bega manufactures consumer goods under well known household brand names such as Bega, Vegemite, Dairy Farmers, Yoplait, Pura and Berri and sells functional dairy ingredients through business to business channels under the Bega Bio Nutrients banner. Bega has 21 manufacturing facilities producing dairy powders, cheese, cream cheese, functional powders, white milk, flavoured milk, yogurt, spreads and juice products and purchases over 1.7billion litres of milk annually from local farming communities throughout Australia. Bega Cheese employs 5,500 people with in our supply chain from farm to supermarket.