Russell Soderlund

About Russell Soderlund

RIS Projects Pty Ltd

Packhouse Optimisation Project update

Last year, APAL commenced the Packhouse Optimisation Project to help growers and packers understand the full cost of packing apples and pears and identify ways to optimise their operations.  The Project aims to analyse the cost of packing, by developing a robust financial model of growers’ packing sheds to provide growers with the financial information they need to make informed decisions [...]

Convert packing shed waste to profit

By Russell Soderlund SARDI is investigating the value of pulp waste from juicing plants because it may have potential as a high-nutrient product. Waste interviews with the managers of four packing sheds in South Australia has shed light on how they can reduce waste to improve business efficiencies. The South Australian government agency Zero [...]

By |July 29th, 2015|Saving energy, Waste management|

Solar panels cut packing shed costs

By Russell Soderlund Solar panels installed on the OzPac packing shed – it will take just six years to pay back the cost of the panels, based on how much energy they will save and rebates. Victorian grower and packer Rocky Varapodio has turned knowledge into power – literally – by changing packing [...]

By |July 23rd, 2015|Saving energy|