Geelen Counterflow – Dryers and coolers produced from green and clean electricity

International Milling Directory member, Geelen Counterflow is now a major solar-power producer of electricity for production of coolers and dryers.

A major solar array of over 600 solar panels on the roofs of Geelen Counterflow’s plant in Haelen, Netherlands, was commissioned at the end of October 2013. Every year over 125.000 kWh of clean electricity will be generated for laser‐cutting and welding of stainless steel components for the company’s dryers and coolers.

The investment is part of “project 50/50” which targets a 50% reduction of the company’s CO2 footprint in 2020, compared to 2012 and an increase of 50% in the amount of CO2 reductions the company achieves for its customers by installing more efficient dryers and coolers. The company’s own CO2 footprint measures the exhaust of CO2 that follows from all company processes, from manufacturing and internal transport to heating, electricity and business travel.

Managing Director Sander Geelen said:

“As a manufacturer of counter-flow dryers and coolers we always try to improve the energy balance of our customer’s manufacturing processes. But for the energy balance of the earth, the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases causes more and more solar heat to be trapped inside our atmosphere, so land and oceans become ever warmer on average. It’s like putting on warmer and warmer sweaters when you are already warm enough. There is fast growing scientific evidence that we cannot go on like this. Rather than argue about details, we’d better start solving the problem. Sooner or later the investment will pay off. The investment in solar panels is only one step towards the target of 50% reduction of CO2 footprint for the company.

There are many things that companies can do with little investment, that save both CO2 and money. For example, timers on heating systems, double-sided printing, movement sensors on lighting etc. But even for bigger investments like efficient company cars, bikes for employees, more efficient computers, LED lighting, electric forklifts, improved insulation and solar panels, we always conclude that what is good for the environment is also good for our employees and eventually for our bottom line.”

Geelen Counterflow (85 employees) develops and builds energy‐efficient counterflow dryers and coolers for the feed and food industries. Over 80% is exported outside of Western Europe, with the help of sales and service offices in the US, Argentina and China. The company is currently preparing for the construction of a zero‐energy‐office for up to 50 office staff, to be built in 2014 according to “cradle to cradle” eco‐friendly design principles, using sustainable building materials.

Bühler milling training

Welcome to Bühler world of training & services.

 

Training Center with its own school mill

In project- and subject-related courses, experienced Bühler experts will teach your personnel the knowledge they need to run your specific plant and equipment. The training courses are held in English, German, French, Italian, or Spanish. Other languages like Russian and Japanese are available upon request. The length of training courses depends on the basic knowledge of the personnel to be trained, the training objectives, and the size of your production facility. In addition to project-related courses, we also offer special intensive courses for customers’ management staff. The course programs are created on the basis of the course participants’ needs and goals. Efficient plant operation is a prerequisite for achieving high extraction rates and optimal end product quality. The Training Center operates its own school mill, a generously equipped workshop including all the important machines, and instruction rooms with modern amenities. The adjacent factory with the research center and laboratories offers perfect support in training.

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Bühler Grain Technology Center

The Bühler Grain Technology Center is the world’s best-equipped and most renowned development and test center in the field of industrial processing of grain and pulses. Its extensive, state-of-the-art range of equipment allows commercial-scale simulations of processes such as storage, unloading, conveying, weighing, feeding, separating, grinding, grading, blending & mixing, pelleting, flaking, bagging,

hydrothermal treatment, and a large number of others. They are available together with the entire extensive know-how of the Buhler technologists for conducting tests and investigations, for example feasibility studies, product development, and performance tests.

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Bakery Innovation Center
As competence center for Flour Service, the Bakery Innovation Center (BIC) offers unique services in grain and flour analytics as well as expertise in flour and baking ingredients. The exceptional infrastructure of the BIC includes state-of-the-art bakery technology equipment as well as in-depth and comprehensive analytical services. How can you achieve an optimal and consistent flour quality? And how can you differentiate yourself in the marketplace by offering specialty flours and innovative product concepts? The experts of the Bakery Innovation Center deal in depth with such issues, developing customized and sustainable solutions for the global grain processing food industry. In addition to ta

ilor-made product and process solutions, the BIC also offers training courses. Benefit from the BIC specialists’ flour expertise by continuing your training and optimize your flour quality on the basis of innovative solutions.

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Details on Muyang

Muyang’s activities cover design, development, fabrication and installation of the machinery & engineering of the following industries such as feed manufacturing, grain milling, environment protection, food processing, bulk solids handling and storage, steel structure building as well as industrial automation.

Introducing : GO EST S.r.l.

GO EST

GO EST

The International Milling Directory is pleased to welcome GO EST S.r.l. as a new member.

GO EST S.r.l. is a consulting business intermediation agency whose activities are dedicated to foreign companies aiming to boost their international operations and investments, increase profits dealing and trading with Russia, CIS and former USSR countries.

Their synopsis states:

GO EST S.r.l. is an international business intermediation agency granting: assistance in trading with Russia, ex USSR countries and worldwide, agricultural commodities’ brokerage and import export activity. GO EST S.r.l. provides regular supplies of genuine cereals (wheat, rye, corn, barley, buckwheat etc.), flour, peas, chick-peas, oilseeds (rape, sunflower, flax seeds, rapeseed & sunflower oils, potato starch, sugar; chicken meat, beef; origin Russia, Kazakhstan (Custom Union) and Ukraine, under the supervision of the Russian Grain Union. GO EST promotes Russian agricultural products, ambitious in further international development, enlarging markets up to Latin America, Asia, Africa, etc. It strives to offer its partners competitive prices and time of delivery that emphasizes its advantage over other suppliers.

Registration is also still open for the new edition – register or update your listing in time for July’s publication of the new edition of the International Milling Directory 2013/14 –  click here!

nabim to play their part

The good partner of the International Milling Directory, nabim (National Association of British and Irish Millers) have launched a new flour milling training advertising campaign and are including the new edition, the 22nd edition for 2013/14 of the International Milling Directory.

We are really pleased to be featuring this campaign and nabim playing a full part in the new edition of the International Milling Directory. The new edition will feature a foreward by Alexander Waugh, Secretary General of nabim discussing the merits and appeal for millers of nabim in the feed and flour industries. See nabim in the International Milling Directory here: https://www.internationalmilling.com/company_3095.html


nabim is the representative organisation for the UK flour millers and represents virtually 100% of the industry, which uses around 5 million tonnes of wheat a year to produce 4 million tonnes of flour.

nabim works closely with plant breeders, farmer organisations, agronomists, levy boards, research communities, grain merchants, bakers, government departments and others on a broad range of issues including wheat breeding and agronomy, food safety, training and health and safety, environmental matters, competitiveness and trade matters.

Alltech’s Mycotoxin Program, 37+, wins innovation award

Alltech has earned a one-star innovation award for its Mycotoxin Management Program, 37+, from INNOV’SPACE, a distinction program that awards new product and service innovations in agriculture. These distinctions are recognized during SPACE, the second largest international agriculture tradeshow in the world, attracting more than 110,000 spectators from 110 countries to Rennes, France, in its 27th edition this September 10 -13, 2013.

Alltech was among 64 INNOV’ SPACE award winners selected this year. An expert panel representing five different categories (machinery, feed, poultry, porcine and ruminate) awarded 14 two-star and 50 one-star distinctions on September 10 at SPACE.

In March this year, Alltech launched its five-point Alltech Mycotoxin Management Program as a response to the increasing threat of molds and mycotoxins on a farmer’s livestock and profitability. Alltech’s expert global mycotoxin management team of researchers and specialized consultants developed a five-point approach to manage the menace of multiple mycotoxins. This five-point approach redefines mycotoxin control and discloses the toxicity of multiple mycotoxins and their effects on animal health and performance.  

“We are very pleased to have been awarded this innovation distinction as we have just launched the 37+ program in France in June. This program is particularly advantageous to the farmer because it can be customized for each farm to identify, manage and control multiple mycotoxins,” said Julien Martin, Alltech general manager for France. “As an INNOV’SPACE award winner, we will be better able to demonstrate the proven results of the 37+ program.”

From left to right: Christophe Tanguy, ruminate sales manager Alltech France, accepts  the Innov’Space Trophy for the 37+  Mycotoxin Management Program from Michel Morin, vice-president of the Brittany region and Guillaume Garot, delegated minister of Agriculture, during the Awards Ceremony at SPACE, the second largest international agriculture tradeshow in the world in Rennes, France.

Alltech’s Mycotoxin Management Program offers key components for farms concerned with mycotoxin contamination:

-The 37+ program analyzes for multiple mycotoxin contamination in a given feed sample.
-The program provides a risk assessment and calculates the risk equivalent quantity (risk factor multiplied by the quantity of mycotoxin) for that particular feedstuff sample.
-The Mycotoxin Hazard Analysis Program (MIKO) from Alltech is designed to help improve production systems on farm and at feed mills by performing an audit; determining the critical control points; and establishing critical limits, monitoring procedures, implementing corrective actions, checking procedures and establishing protocols for recording information.
-The mycotoxin management team provides a complete contamination report and recommendations for management and nutritional applications that can assist with mycotoxin prevention and control. 

“By not using the 37+ test kit, an inaccurate assessment of mycotoxin contamination is more likely. If the farmer has a more complete overview of the mycotoxin problem then they can manage it more effectively, the 37+ test kit allows them to do this” said Emmanuel Landeau, technical manager of monogastric animals. “In addition, the 37+ test kit is easy to use and simplifies what could be considered to be a complicated process. The Mycotoxin Management Program then takes the results of the 37+ analysis, incorporates a variety of different factors such as species and life cycle stage before providing the final report and recommendation to the farmer.”

Alltech will showcase agriculture to a global audience during the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games™ 2014 in Normandy from August 23 to September 7, 2014 in Normandy, France.  During the Games, Alltech will host its Global 500 beef and dairy conference, bringing together experts to shape the future of beef and dairy worldwide. Alltech’s passion for agriculture is reflected through its high quality, natural and scientific innovations, like the 37+ Mycotoxin Management Program, for improving efficiency, profitability and sustainability on the farm.
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The International Milling Directory column in July-August’s issue of ‘Grain & Feed Milling Technology’ magazine

The latest column for all International Milling Directory members is online now. Published in Grain & Feed Milling Technology magazine’s July-August issue, it provides some great insight into the status of the new edition from our perspective.

Go to page 9 to see the column in the embedded magazine below.

A big thanks to all new and existing members for your commitment. Also, look out for the new e-newsletter tomorrow. If you aren’t signed up yet, register at the homepage: www.internationalmilling.com.

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Introducing: Tanis mill Machinery Ind. and Trade Co.

ImageThe International Milling Directory is pleased to welcome Tanis as a new member.

Tanis produce compact and integrated steel constructed floored flour milling plants in requested capacity, renovation of existing old mills. 

Their synopsis states: 

BESIDES INTEGRATED PLANTS WE  ALSO SUPPLY SINGLE MACHINES AS REQUESTED BY OUR CUSTOMERS. OUR PRODUCTS MEET THE FOLLOWING QUALITY STANDARDS: TSE, TUV AND CE NORMS AND ISO:9001.

NOW TODAY, WITH OUR NEW PRODUCTIONS AND MODERN MACHINERY, WE ARE DESIGNING SOLUTIONS ALL OVER THE WORLD FOR GRAIN CLEANING , TREATING, PACKING TECHNOLOGIES AND FLOUR, MAIZE , SEMOLINA MILLING.

Registration is also still open for the new edition – register or update your listing in time for July’s publication of the new edition of the International Milling Directory 2013/14 –  click here!

Introducing: Campden BRI

ImageThe International Milling Directory is pleased to welcome Campden BRI as a new member today.

Campden BRI offer consultancy and quality assurance within the flour and cereal milling sector.

Their synopsis states: 

Campden BRI provides practical scientific, technical, legislative and information support to the food and drink, feed, and allied industries. Its services are underpinned by a strong programme of research and development, and include analysis and testing, product innovation, process validation, consultancy, auditing, and training. Many of its service activities are independently accredited and can be tailored to meet specific needs. Expertise is matched with extensive pilot plant, laboratories and training facilities.

Registration is also still open for the new edition – register or update your listing in time for July’s publication of the new edition of the International Milling Directory 2013/14 –  click here!

 

 

Dried Pet Food Manufacturing Plant online auction

Dried pet food plant

Dried pet food plant

An interesting auction we are highlighting for International Milling Directory members is taking place online now for a dried pet food manufacturing plant. The plant is located in Peterborough, East Midlands region of England in the UK. The interesting thing is that it is relevant for all our international members as it is taking place online with electronic bidding and payment. The deadline is a few weeks away at 1pm UK time on Thursday 1st August. More information is below.

On behalf of a major pet food manufacturer due to the closure of their UK manufacturing site in Peterborough. The sale will close on 1st August at 1pm UK time, with inspections available by appointment.

The sale will include a great variety of assets, many having been installed only within the last few years. The prime process area includes Tietjen hammer mills and Guttridge hoppers and conveyors. There is a tank farm with 18 stainless steel tanks with capacities up to 30 tonnes. Flomat Bagfilla Taybag flavouring hoppers feed the soak screw platform. There are three Wenger extruders, as well as Aeroglide and Mitchells dryers. In the product distribution and pack to order section are two Storeveyors as well as numerous stainless steel storage bins. The four finished product packing lines include Ishida weigh feeders, as well as cartoners, bagging machines, labellers and palletisers. The site services are modern, and of high standard befitting a site of this scale.

Further details of the auction can be seen at www.go-dove.com or by contacting Robert Pendal, Project manager email Robert.pendal@go-dove.com