DIL will be present at IFFA, Frankfurt

DIL will be present at the IFFA Fair in Frankfurt from May, 7th to 11th. Meet with our experts at booth A71 in Hall 4.0. On Wednesday, May 11th, afternoon / evening DIL will host an expert meeting and info brokerage event, starting at 3:30 pm. Four sessions on new products and processing, life cycle analysis, spin off oportunities and automation will be held. From 5 pm a get together event is hosted. Find further information here.

ZEIT and AGRARZEITUNG Future Forum Food

The German magazines ZEIT and AGRARZEITUNG organize a joint forum on future of food and agribusiness in Berlin on May 11th. The event will host approx. 400 participants from industry, academia, politics as well as NGOs and focus on production, processing and trade of food also considering societal impact.

Find further information here.

EFCE PhD Workshop

The next EFCE PhD Workshop will be hosted at the facilities of Buhler, Uzwil, CH. 

Highly qualified young European scientists who will finish their PhD in Food Engineering and Technology soon or have recently received a PhD are invited to present their work. The candidates should be less than 35 years old.

Original research papers on innovative topics at the interface between food and engineering are welcome, particularly those of relevance to industry.

Find more information here.

HPP High Pressure Processing Seminar

DIL will host a workshop on HPP applications, product and packaging concepts and equipment design on March, 9th. The program will include talks from industry and academia focussing on current and future application possibilities as well as life cycle assessment of HPP. The event will close with a demo activity. Find out more on the website.

Workshop on Pulsed Electric Fields juice and potato processing in Capetown, SA.

On September 4th we will conduct an event focussing on Pulsed Electric Field Processing for fruit and vegetable industry. 

One of the major application areas of the technique is conditioning of potatos prior to cutting and slicing in chips and fries manufacture. 

The workshop will include an introduction to the technology, a discussion of applications as well as a demo activity. 

The event is jointly organized by the German Institute of Food Technologies (DIL), elea and CPUT and will take place at the CPUT premises in Belville, South Africa. 

Find further informaion and a flyer here.

iFOOD Conference 2015

DIL is organizing the 3rd Innovation Food Conference, focussing on Mega Trends in Food including new foods and consumer trends, industry 4.0 and converging industries. The conference will be held on October 12 and 13 in Cologne in conjunction with Anuga Food Fair. Find further information on the conference website.

Industry Workshop on PEF in fruit and vegetable processing

On May 1st UC Davis is organizing an industry workshop on PEF. 

The event will be hosted in the RMI sensory theater at UC Davis and include a discussion and lunch.

10:00—11:00 am Presentation PEF in fruit and vegetable processing: increase yield and make healthier products last longer
11:00—12:00 am Discussion
12:00— 2:00 pm Lunch

Find out more and register on: https://ucanr.edu/survey/survey.cfm?surveynumber=15338

Guest Lecturer at UC Davis

From April 7th to June 8th I will lecture at University of California, Davis. The lessions offered in the FST 290 seminar will focus on 

  • Principles of action of physical, chemical and biological processes           
  • Dynamic and static high pressure treatments                                         
  • Pulsed Electric fields                                                                              
  • Irradiation by Infrared, Pulsed Light and E-Beam                                    
  • Advanced thermal processing                                                                
  • Process control and monitoring                                                              
  • Equipment design considerations                                                           
  • Environmental impact of food processing

In addition I will visit US based cooperation partners and clients of Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, ELEA and DIL.





Visit us at Anuga Food Tec

DIL and ELEA will be present with a talk on Pulsed Electric Fields Applications and Commercial Experience during the DLG Seminar Advances in Beverage Stabilization on March, 26th. 

Find out more here.

In addition, DIL will be be present at booth D020 in hall 10 (high moisture extrusion project in cooperation with Coperion) as well as D090 in hall 7 (Robotic Pack Line)



1st World Congress on Electroporation 2015

The 1st World Congress on Electroporation and Pulsed Electric Fields in Biology, Medicine, and Food & Environmental Technologies will be held from September 6th to 10th in Portoroz, Slovenia. The event will focus on cross platform know how exchange on electropration related technologies. WG 5 with a focus on Technology Transfer will contribute with presentations and an update on current developments in equipment design.

Find out more on the conference website.

Conference EU Pleasure

DIL is partner in the EU FP 7 project pleasure. The project focusses on reducing salt, sugar and fat load of food products and organizes its first international conference on June 18th and 19th in la Rochelle, France. 

I will give a talk on salt reduction in meat products making use of a combination of high pressure processing and salt replacers.

Find further information here.

Juice workshop at UC Davis, California

Diane Barrett of UC Davis hosts a course on juice processing on May 6th and 7th. Latest developments of DIL and ELEA will be presented during a talk on PEF use in food industry. Find out more about the workshop program and register here.