All posts by Mike Wheeler

Tasmanian innovation set for export to Europe

A Tasmanian engineering innovation in strawberry and other hydroponic food production is set to be adopted by major berry producers in the UK and Europe. Rod Marshall, managing director of Marshall Machinery in Launceston, has returned from meetings in the UK and Europe, in response to expressions of interest from international berry producers. At these … Continue reading Tasmanian innovation set for export to Europe

Ever wondered where energy retailers buy your power from?

Well, like nearly everything else – there’s a wholesale market. It’s a variable market that moves based on supply and demand and your retailer sets your prices for fixed-rate contracts based on what they believe it will do. The prices are publicly available for you to see on AEMO’s website. That’s great until the market … Continue reading Ever wondered where energy retailers buy your power from?

Combined effort helps pave the way to sustainable packaging

A  national packaging target will see 100 per cent of Australia’s packaging become reusable, recyclable or compostable by 2025. The goal also includes targeting plastic packaging by moving to 70 per cent recyclable or compostable plastic packaging by 2025. Problematic and unnecessary single-use plastic packaging will also be phased out through design, innovation or introduction … Continue reading Combined effort helps pave the way to sustainable packaging

Food won’t waste away with CompuSoft’s software solutions

From paddock to plate – getting food to consumers should be seamless, but unfortunately it is often spoiled by recalls, missed use-by dates and costly mistakes. To improve a product’s journey, CompuSoft Australia has come up with a solution that allows businesses to make the most of their produce and avoid being wasted, by using … Continue reading Food won’t waste away with CompuSoft’s software solutions