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.
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.
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.
Each summer Osnabrueck University and the German Institute of Food Technologies offer the International Summer Lab. This year the event will take place from July 14th to August 5th.
It is an application oriented three week programme combining laboratory work and lectures for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of Food Technology and Food Sciences.
For Bachelor's students a course in "Special Food Technologies" is offered, which includes pilot plant tests on different food products and raw materials (e.g. dairy, snacks, meat or cereals), followed by chemical, physical and sensory analysis.
For Master's and PhD students a course in "Plant and Process Design " is offered, which provides insights into innovative product development and the application of new and emerging technologies (e.g. non-thermal processing) and their influence on food quality, food properties and market perspectives. In addition, the course deals with the process modelling.
Find out more at http://www.summer-lab.de
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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)
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.
I will participate with a presentation on PEF and HPP use in juice processing. Find out more here: http://juicesummit.org/2014/
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.
DIL and University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück jointly organize the 3rd FoodFutureDay on June, 3rd, 2014. The event combines a job and brokerage fair with a scientific symposium. The symposium program will focus on food security, side stream usage and alternative protein sources. Find out more here.
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.