Stuck in a By-Product Rut

Stuck in a By-Product Rut

Stuck in a By-Product Rut   Challenge A large snack food manufacturer with facilities across the United States generates hundreds of millions of pounds of snack waste every year. Revenue and service options for the by-product had not changed in years and the company...
Innovating a New Product from Dairy Residuals

Innovating a New Product from Dairy Residuals

Innovating a New Product from Dairy Residuals   Challenge Billions of pounds of liquid whey permeate (a dairy by-product) were being land spread every year across the US. For individual cheese manufacturers, this was a significant expense, and they were not...
Don’t Throw that Milk Away

Don’t Throw that Milk Away

Don’t Throw that Milk Away   Challenge Across the country, dairy processing companies face the challenge of expired or near-date retail products such as milk, half-and-half, cheese, and other dairy products. Often these materials are destroyed or thrown...
Expanding the Value of Brewer’s Yeast

Expanding the Value of Brewer’s Yeast

Expanding the Value of Brewer’s Yeast   Challenge Major breweries across the country generate very large quantities of spent brewer’s yeast containing beer, yeast and alcohol. The companies were receiving minimal revenues, off-take was not reliable and...
A Second Life for Scrap Cheese

A Second Life for Scrap Cheese

A Second Life for Scrap Cheese   Challenge Cheese is a very expensive, resource intensive, product to make. The most common use of cheese scraps was going to local animal diets and minks, an industry where there is little value. We wanted to find a new market for...