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Integration of PEF in food processing for improving food quality, safety and competitiveness

Objective

Pulsed electric field technology (PEF) represents an innovative solution for sustainable processing in order to improve the competitiveness of the European food industry. Currently, in spite of the many advantages deriving from the introduction of the PEF technology in the food industry and the existence of different PEF manufactures at industrial-scale, applications of PEF in the food industry is still limited. FieldFOOD project is based on a preliminary analysis addressed to identify the bottlenecks that cause such limited application with the objective of providing SME companies (food producers, pulse power producers, equipment manufactures) with a clear competitive edge, as well as opportunities for growing, diversification and job creation but also of responding to consumer demand for foods with fresh characteristics or novel foods that contribute to individual health and wellbeing. This broad objective will be achieved by: a) a systematic process analysis of different specific applications (fruit juice processing, tomato product processing, winemaking, olive oil extraction and cider-making) for a successful integration of the PEF technology in order to replace or complement existing traditional food processing technologies and b) the design of modular, portable, low-cost pulse generators. The main deliverable of FieldFOOD project will be to validate and demonstrate, in co-operation with SMEs, implementation of modular, portable, low-cost pulse generators for different applications. The efforts needed to introduce this technology in the food industry for different applications are necessary to be multidisciplinary. Therefore, to be efficient and successful, strong links needs to be established between research institutions with a well-established expertise in PEF technology (4 partners), manufactures of PEF generator (1 SME partner) and food companies (5 SMEs partners) that represent the final users of the technology.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2014-2
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Coordinator

UNIVERSIDAD DE ZARAGOZA
Address
Calle Pedro Cerbuna 12
50009 Zaragoza
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 446 312,50

Participants (12)

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAT BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 273 750
Address
Strasse Des 17 Juni 135
10623 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
PRODAL SCARL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 250 625
Address
Via Giovanni Paolo Ii 132
84084 Fisciano
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE DUBLIN, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 204 458,75
Address
Belfield
4 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
STICHTING EFFOST
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 150 156,25
Address
Agro Business Park 82
6708 PW Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Agroindustria Aragonesa S.A.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 74 790,62
Address
Cesar Augusto 3 7B
50004 Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
CON TRAAS Ltd.
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 77 238,88
Address
Moorstown
Cahir Tipperary
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DIESDORFER SUSSMOST-, WEINKELTEREIUND EDELDESTILLE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 61 687,50
Address
Bergstrasse 1
29413 Diesdorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
F.P.D. S.R.L.
Italy
EU contribution
€ 69 868,75
Address
Via Matteotti 14
84014 Nocera Inferiore
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BODEGAS ARAGONESAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 62 293
Address
Carretera Magallon S/n
50529 Fuendejalon Zaragoza
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ENERGYPULSE SYSTEMS, LDA
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 233 625
Address
Estrada Do Paco Do Lumiar Polo Tecnologico De Lisboa Lote 3
1600 546 Lisboa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INFLUX AS

Participation ended

Denmark
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Traevaenget 9
5492 Vissenbjerg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FUNDACION CIRCE CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION DE RECURSOS Y CONSUMOS ENERGETICOS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 89 495
Address
Parque Empresarial Dinamiza, Avda. De Ranillas, 3D
50018 Zaragoza
Activity type
Research Organisations