11 Manufacture of beverages

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Fruit juice concentrates manufacturer is looking for innovative technologies to reduce the volume and residu-load in its waste water

A Dutch manufacturer of fruit juice concentrates is looking for innovative technologies to reduce the volume, the Chemical Oxygen Demand (COD)-load and the amount of cleaning agents in their waste water to reduce cost and achieve a more sustainable operation. The company is looking for partners to cooperate in the frame of a technical cooperation agreement. 

This request refers to an innovation challenge published on an open platform.

The corporate is a global producer, marketer and provider of technology-driven natural ingredients, ingredient systems and integrated solutions for the food industry.

The Dutch production site, which is one of the largest within the corporate, produces fruit juice concentrates and semi-finished products for the food and beverage industry. 

In between batches the production plant is cleaned using well-known techniques such as compressed air blowing, Cleaning and Sterilization-In-Place (CIP and SIP) and pigging, Most of the product-residues are eventually flushed with water and drained off.
The product-residues cause a high COD (Chemical Oxygen Demand)-load for the wastewater treatment plant.
In addition there is a substantial amount of wash-water produced containing cleansing and disinfection agents.
The Dutch company is looking for novel approaches and technologies to reduce the volume and COD-load of the waste water produced on site and create a more sustainable process.
The company is looking for partners with experience in food technology, process technology, process control & instrumentation, AI (artificial intelligence) and data driven solutions to cooperate in the frame of a technical cooperation agreement.

What's in it for interested parties?

  • Possibility to introduce a more sustainable process.
  • Access to an interesting network
  • Connection with cooperation partners.

IMPORTANT: This technology request refers to an innovation challenge published on an open internet platform. If an organization expresses interest before the closing date, it will be guided towards this open innovation platform.
After registration on the platform participants can browse free through other submissions and engage in discussions. All submissions will get feedback by the company on this open platform. The challenge closes on June 12th at 3 pm.
Mind that posts on this platform are not confidential. Beside open discussions on the platform, sharing of confidential information will be made possible on demand. After that, the firm will select the organizations with whom they would like to cooperate in the development of a solution. Once the challenge is closed, expressions of interest for this technology request will be treated in the traditional way.


For more information please contact Enterprise Europe Network Latvia.

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Enterprise Europe Network Latvia
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Perses Street 2, Riga, LV-1442, Latvia
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Proposal valid till: 
Monday, 10 May, 2021


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