Sustainable technology and alternative energy sources in the food industry

Srebrenkoska, Vineta and Van Acker, Mark and Jasic, Midhat and Fidancevska, Emilija and Grujic, Radoslav (2011) Sustainable technology and alternative energy sources in the food industry. Proceedings of the International Scientific Conference Renewable Energy Sources and Sustainable Development. ISSN 978-99955-49-72-5

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Food industry practice uses large amounts of material
goods and is dependent on continuity of supply of
these goods. Sustainable technologies in the food industry
include the processes and systems in the use of raw materials,
equipment and techniques that provide protection
against environmental pollution. This paper summarizes
a wide range of technological issues at the industry level,
highlighting the need for an integrated approach and understanding
of the various components of sustainable systems
in the food industry. Sustainable technologies in the food
industry are based on the concept of using less energy without
depleting natural resources, and to directly or indirectly
pollute the environment. According to the concept of technological
sustainability, material goods should be re-used
or recycled at the end of their useful life.
Eco-effi ciency resources in the food industry require the
use of renewable energy sources in order to reduce use offossil sources. For this purpose, especially suitable solar
energy, wind energy, geothermal energy of the power of
biofuels obtained from food industry waste. For now, such
systems often have high capital costs. However, the design
of ecological sustainability is a long-term vision that needs
to adapt to lifestyle, to meet the needs of present without
compromising the needs of future generations. Technological
development will be sustainable, if we take into account
social, environmental and economic factors.
Sustainable agriculture and food combine the efforts of environmental
protection, economic sustainability and social

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Engineering and Technology > Environmental engineering
Engineering and Technology > Materials engineering
Divisions: Faculty of Technology
Depositing User: Vineta Srebrenkoska
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2012 09:20
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2013 11:10

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