Carbon footprint of the US dairy industry [infographic]

Membrane filtration plays a prominent role in dairy processing. Historically, for every one gallon of cheese produced, ten gallons of milk were required. The remaining nine gallons of residual whey, were for many years simply a waste product, leading to disposal and environmental concerns.

Today, filtration helps isolate proteins and components of whey to create products such as Whey Protein Concentrate (WPC), a very popular compound used in protein powders designed for muscle-building and weight gain.

In this infographic, we have taken a look at the carbon footprint of the US dairy industry, and how whey, traditionally seen as a waste product, can be turned into something much more valuable, including not just protein powder, but also electricity production, and food ingredients.



The Evolution of Dairy Processing [Infographic]
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This infographic was first published on synderfiltration.com


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