Air emissions originate from powder drying, steam generation, electricity consumption and vehicle use. Air emissions include exhaust gases from powder driers and boilers as well as odour. Emissions are monitored and reported as required by the Environment Protection Authority licences.
In the Bega facility steam is generated from a boiler using wood waste fuel. Wood waste provides a lower environmental and carbon footprint for cheese production than petroleum gas which is burnt in the back up boiler.