Research into how to reduce waste in dairy manufacturing was outlined by the guest speaker at the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria dairy leaders’ breakfast last week.
Held at Tatura’s Ballantyne Centre as part of International Dairy Week, the guests heard from Professor Sandra Kentish from the University of Melbourne’s ARC Dairy Innovation Hub.
The hub has been looking at reducing the salt loads from effluent, surveying waste stream management and looking at separation technologies.
The ARC Dairy Innovation Hub brings together two of Australia’s leading dairy research groups, the University of Melbourne and the University of Queensland together with industry stakeholders Dairy Innovation Australia Ltd and Food Innovation Australia Ltd and dairy manufacturers — in a five-year research program co-funded by the Australian Research Council.
The hub was established in early 2014, following receipt of a grant of $5million from the ARC Industrial Transformation Research Program.