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Demonstration of a novel microwave processing application for nutritional and shelf stable milk

Objetivo

The MicroMilk project (Grant Agreement Number: 262603) funded by the R4SME programme (call identifier: FP7-SME-2010-1) delivered high quality science and technology development. MicroMilk involved the RTD of a novel process to facilitate cost-effective, energy efficient and flexible processing of a wide range of different milk variants, including those with high viscosities with minimum start-up and shut-down, minimal surface fouling and therefore less cleaning efforts and water being wasted. A novel continuous microwave milk pasteurization system was successfully developed and validated. The results showed that heating times are 3 times shorter than state of the art indirect heating. Both the indirect and microwave heating result in comparable microbiological, physico-chemical and sensory quality (experimental & commercial). This confirmed that microwave pasteurisation is suited for the commercial production and distribution of drinking milk.
The developed cavity reactor was integrated into a standard milk pasteurization plant, including CIP cleaning and full energy recovery. An industrial scale unit has been designed and specified. Further demonstration at industrial sites to confirm long-term performance, operational costs and economic viability must be undertaken. These include industrialisation of manufacturing processes to enable economies of scale to be achieved. The consortium has identified a number of market opportunities and is keen to bring this development into an industrial stage.

Convocatoria de propuestas

FP7-SME-2013
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Coordinador

C. VAN 'T RIET DAIRY TECHNOLOGY BV
Dirección
Dorpstraat 25
2445 AJ Aarlanderveen
Países Bajos
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Aportación de la UE
€ 298 280
Contacto administrativo
Piet Verburg (Mr.)

Participantes (6)

DANTECH UK LTD
United Kingdom
Aportación de la UE
€ 293 020
Dirección
Ringtail Road Meriln Park Unit 901
L40 8JY Burscough
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Colin Turner (Mr.)
MALTHE WINJE AUTOMASJON AS
Noruega
Aportación de la UE
€ 232 442
Dirección
Haukeliveien 48
1410 Kolbotn
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Tom Erik Larsen (Mr.)
SCHWARZWALDMILCH GMBH FREIBURG
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 28 810
Dirección
Haslacherstrasse 12
79115 Freiburg
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Michael Rauber (Mr.)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 181 966
Dirección
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Tipo de actividad
Research Organisations
Contacto administrativo
Christoph Schulte (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET HOHENHEIM
Alemania
Aportación de la UE
€ 42 482
Dirección
Schloss Hohenheim
70599 Stuttgart
Tipo de actividad
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Contacto administrativo
Stephan Dabbert (Mr.)
BUHL MARTIN

La participación finalizó

Alemania
Dirección
Rempartstrasse 7
79346 Endingen
Tipo de actividad
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Contacto administrativo
Jan Leifert