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BEVSTREAM Report Summary

Project ID: 711094

Periodic Reporting for period 1 - BEVSTREAM (High Pressure Processing (HPP) equipment for large beverage productions)

Reporting period: 2016-03-01 to 2017-02-28

Summary of the context and overall objectives of the project

Hiperbaric is a Spanish SME leader in the designing, manufacturing and commercialization of High Pressure Processing (HPP) machines on an industrial scale. HPP is an innovative processing technology for many types of foods (meat, seafood, vegetables, fruit products…) with an important growing potential over the traditional techniques such as thermal pasteurization. This non-thermal process, also called Cold Pressure Technology, inactivates microorganisms thanks to pressures up to 600 MPa (6000 bar or 87,000 psi), increasing food safety and shelf-life, keeping flavor, nutrients and product freshness.

Work performed from the beginning of the project to the end of the period covered by the report and main results achieved so far

Phase 1 of Bevstream project has consisted of the elaboration of a feasibility report regarding a new business line to be developed by Hiperbaric for the commercialization of highly productive HPP machines. Currently, Phase 2 is being carried out and will end in February 2018. During the first year of this phase the design of the new equipment has been finished and the new plant layout for its production and assembly has been defined. The IPR strategy has also been established and a draft of a first patent application has been written.

Progress beyond the state of the art and expected potential impact (including the socio-economic impact and the wider societal implications of the project so far)

This new concept will boost the penetration of HPP technology in the global beverage market, which requires very high productivity and better performances. Hiperbaric’s HPP innovation will mean increasing productivity, lowering processing costs and energy consumption as well as facilitating the installation and integration of HPP technology within beverage production lines.
The launching of the business is scheduled for mid-2018, after the twenty-four months for the Phase 2 implementation, when the new product will be ready to be commercialized. The sales of a new range of equipment will significantly increase Hiperbaric’s turnover, benefit and staff, strengthening its global leadership and probably becoming the main business line of the company before 2025.

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