Danone announces Re-Fuel Danone: A global energy excellence programme to drive energy efficiency, resilience and decarbonisation journey

Danone has announced a Global Energy Excellence Programme, Re–Fuel Danone, to transform the energy footprint of its sites worldwide and make its operations more agile, energy and cost efficient, resilient and more sustainable. To deliver the ambitious programme, Danone will harness digital innovation and its existing engineering expertise to drive energy efficiency and accelerate its decarbonisation journey. It will also expand on partnerships with local renewable energy providers to increase energy resilience and create shared value in the communities where it operates. The Re–Fuel programme will see Danone: improve energy…

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LanzaTech, with the support of Danone, Discovers Method to Produce Sustainable PET Bottles from Captured Carbon

A consortium, including LanzaTech and Danone, led to the discovery of a new route to monoethylene glycol, (MEG), which is a key building block for polyethylene terephthalate, (PET), resin, fibers and bottles. The technology converts carbon emissions from steel mills or gasified waste biomass directly into MEG. The carbon capture technology uses a proprietary engineered bacterium to convert carbon emissions directly into MEG through fermentation, bypassing the need for an ethanol intermediate, and simplifying the MEG supply chain. The direct production of MEG was proven at laboratory scale and the…

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Food Waste Action Week – organisations urged to join forces to fight food waste

Food waste brand Love Food Hate Waste is delighted to announce the first corporate donors for next year’s Food Waste Action Week (Monday 7th to Sunday 13th March), with supermarket Aldi, online supermarket Ocado Retail, food manufacturers Danone and Dunbia and food service provider Sodexo the first to put their names to the campaign. Love Food Hate Waste is keen to involve many more organisations to broaden the impact the Week will have through their customer and membership channels and is encouraging more to donate and put their stamp on…

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Companies join forces to help tackle plastic waste with BP’s enhanced recycling technology

Leading companies operating across the polyester packaging value chain – including businesses involved in the manufacture, use, collection and recycling of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic packaging – today announced they have formed a new consortium that aims to help to address the problem of plastic waste by accelerating the commercialisation of BP Infinia enhanced recycling technology. BP Infinia is designed to turn opaque and difficult-to-recycle (known as ODR) PET plastic waste, that can degrade in quality each time it is recycled using conventional methods, into recycled feedstocks that can be…

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FAO And Danone Team Up To Foster Sustainable Diets And Food Systems Worldwide

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and Danone have agreed to work together to improve global nutrition and food safety knowledge, and promote responsible agricultural value chains for more sustainable food systems. The UN agency and the global food and beverage company have a shared understanding of the need to scale up sustainable food and agricultural practices, and to provide people with access to more diverse and healthier foods. Sharing data and knowledge on this, specifically on nutrition, food safety and responsible investments in agriculture, will…

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