Energy efficiency study (2016-17)

Project outcomes

Sponsored by Fonterra Australia Pty Ltd


Project title: 
Energy efficiency study
Description of the project: 

The Fonterra Dennington processing facility in Western Victoria, will explore energy use per tonne across the factory and an assessment of energy use on-farm across a selection of Fonterra’s major suppliers. 

Project brief

Project brief

Sponsored by Fonterra Australia Pty Ltd

Location: 
Dennington, Warrnambool Region (Regional Victoria)
Description of the project: 

The Fonterra Dennington processing facility in Western Victoria, will explore energy use per tonne across the factory and an assessment of energy use on-farm across a selection of Fonterra’s major suppliers. 

Project outcomes

This project has been closed
Project Aims: 

The project would identify opportunities for improving energy use within the factory – especially during periods of low production, and find alternative energy sources such as renewables, biodigestion and co-generation opportunities.

Available to: 
All Students
Faculty or Department: 
Business and Economics
Engineering-Chemical
Engineering-Environmental
Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Science
Sector: 
Dairy
Employment Type: 
Scholarship
Eligibility: 
All students

Applications for this project are welcome from penultimate and subsequent year undergraduates, Masters and PhD students (coursework and research) who are enrolled full-time at Monash.

Selection Criteria: 

Your application will be reviewed by senior faculty members and assessed against the following criteria:

  • Quality of covering letter, resume and on-line application form including spelling & grammar
  • Relevance of your degree to the project(s) you select
  • Skills, ability, knowledge and experience relevant to the project (s) you apply for
  • Extra - curricular activities (i.e. sports/clubs & societies/memberships)
  • Career goals & ambitions
  • Academic performance
  • Successful completion of group activity
  • Successful interview with industry partner

 Please note:

  • Scope for MITI projects are determined by the industry partners, this includes student disciplines and whether they require students at undergraduate, Masters or PhD level.
  • The final selection of the MITI project team will be made by the industry partner.
  • Each industry project will run for 12 weeks over the summer vacation period that is December 2016 through to February 2017.
  • If selected you must be available and agree to commit for the entire 12 week period. 
Duration: 
12 weeks
Max number of recipients: 
3
Application process: 

Applications are submitted online via the MITI website and must include a cover letter (no more than one page) and current CV.

 Your cover letter should include the following information:

  • why the project is of particular interest to you
  • an outline of relevant experience either through vacation work, study or other extra curricula activities
  • what you can contribute as a member of the team

Fonterra Australia Pty Ltd

Fonterra is a global, co-operatively-owned company with its roots firmly planted in New Zealand’s rich land, working to unlock every drop of goodness from the 22 billion litres of milk we collect each year and sharing it with the world.
Our Australian business is one of our largest and operates 8 manufacturing sites with 1,800 employees providing Australians the great-tasting dairy brands they know and love.
In Australia, we are a leading dairy consumer business and our vision is to be the natural source of dairy nutrition for all Australians.
We collect close to 1.8 billion litres of milk annually from up to 1400 farmer suppliers and their 300,000 dairy cows.
We process this milk into the many Fonterra dairy foods that generations of Australians have grown up with and love. Today, these everyday products include our great tasting cheeses, yoghurts, dairy desserts, fresh milks and spreads.
We also sell ingredients to many of the world’s leading food companies, operate a dedicated sales channel for the foodservice industry and provide a full range of dairy products specifically designed for commercial kitchens.