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Project overview
  • Lead Organisation

    Beston Global Food Company Limited


    Jervois, South Australia

    ARENA Program

    Industrial Energy Transformation Studies (IETS) Program

  • Start date

    1 February 2024

    End date

    31 July 2025

  • Project Partners
    EfficientSee Pty Ltd (EfficientSee)
    Helmont Energy Pty Ltd. (Helmont)


Beston Global Food Company will complete a feasibility study into site wide energy efficiency and electrification technologies for decabonising process heat at its dairy foods facility in Jervois, South Australia  


Through the Australian dairy industry sustainability framework, the Australian dairy industry has set a 2030 goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions intensity by 30%. Assuming replication across similar sized dairy manufacturing facilities and a 30% reduction in baseline emissions, Beston Global Food Company predicts abatement of 341,400 t CO2-e per annum across the industry.  


Enteric methane and waste methane contribute to around 70% of the Australian dairy industry’s emissions. This study is focused on decarbonising process heat in the production process where currently natural gas provides most of the required heat either directly (in the powder dryer) or indirectly via hot water and steam boilers.    


The study will investigate eight key technologies for energy and emissions reduction across the Jervois facility: 

  • biogas; 
  • hydrogen; 
  • micro-grid and biogas combined heat and power; 
  • heat pumps 
  • membrane separation; 
  • energy storage; 
  • clean in place (CIP) electrification; and 
  • heat exchange and recovery. 


The study will achieve the following outcomes: 

(a) enable a decision by Beston Global Food Company to proceed to a more detailed engineering study of selected technologies (e.g. front end engineering and design (FEED) and/or detailed design); 

(b) inform industry of the barriers to implementation for the study areas and potential solutions to these barriers; 

(c) accelerate uptake of similar projects across industry; and  

(d) enable accelerated transformational improvement in industrial renewable energy and/or energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions compared to baseline or business as usual.

Last updated
27 June 2024
Last updated 27 June 2024
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