2023-09-29 Product news

Industry webinar explores solutions for sustainable food systems

Hosted by the Sustainability Committee of the Swedish-Australian Chamber of Commerce (SACC), Alfa Laval is pleased to join Tetra Pak and ABB for a virtual industry event exploring the problems and solutions for more sustainable and resilient food systems globally and in the Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia region.

About the event

Can food systems enable sustainable and resilient food value chain for tomorrow?

Food loss and waste (FLW) also account for 8-10 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), contributing to an unstable climate and extreme weather events such as droughts and flooding. Prioritizing the reduction of food loss and waste is therefore critical for the transition to sustainable food systems that improve the efficient use of natural resources, lessen their impact on the planet and ensure food security and nutrition.

In this session, we will discuss sustainable food and beverage systems problems and solutions from three different approaches by the following industry specialists:

  • Towards water stewardship and circularity – Patrick Horner, Global Technology Lead, Waste Evaporation and Zero Liquid Discharge, Alfa Laval

  • Reducing food loss and food waste – Katie Carson, Director Corporate Affairs Food & Climate Policy, Tetra Pak Group

  • Reducing energy and food waste in the F&B plant – John Rieusset, Sector Lead – Food and Beverage, ABB

The discussion will be facilitated by Linda Nordin, SACC Sustainability Committee and Circular Economy Specialist at SMEC.

Participation is free of charge.

This webinar is organised by the Swedish-Australian Chamber of Commerce’s Sustainability Committee, of which Alfa Laval is a founding member.


Visit SACC website to register


About the Alfa Laval presention

Patrick Horner Alfa Laval 2023.pngPatrick Horner

Global Technology Lead, Waste Evaporation and Zero Liquid Discharge

With a background in chemical engineering, Patrick Horner works for Alfa Laval as a technology expert driving innovation in water management globally for circularity and corporate water stewardship.

As a process specialist focused on industrial wastewater treatment, Patrick has worked extensively in a range of water intensive industries including Food and Beverage applications. Patrick is also a book author who has been working with and writing about the critical role of water for over 15 years.

Originally from Canada, he’s currently based in Copenhagen, Denmark with a role of Global Technology Lead for Alfa Laval’s Zero Liquid Discharge, a new water treatment technology for zero waste.



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