i3-food is an European project, which main objective is the implementation of 3 innovative food processing technologies, assuring the validation of optimum process control under industrial conditions. These technologies are:
- Pulsed Electric Field preservation of liquid food products (e.g. fruit juices or smoothies).
- High pressure thermal sterilization for ready-to-eat-meals.
- Low shear extrusion of cold food products (ice cream).
The i3-food project will achieve an optimum process control, leading to application of these technologies under real life operating conditions. This will be done by demonstrating and piloting in a near to operational environment of applicable validation systems for each technology. We will define a scientific and cutting edge strategy for overcoming the market barriers ensuring a fast and wide market uptake. Finally, our multidisciplinary endeavor will connect and amplify the EU strengths in advanced technologies research.
This project is supported by the European Commission under the H2020 Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.