30 April 2018

FOOD has employed an engineer to control its pilot plants

food technology platforms

The Department of Food Science (FOOD) is upgrading its research dairy during 2018 and 2019 and has invested in a new brewery, to be delivered in early 2019. Both investments will upgrade the university’s food technology platform considerably, and, as of February 1 this year, FOOD is employing engineer Sylvain Barjon as its pilot plant manager.

Sylvain Barjon is responsible for implementing the new equipment as well as for ongoing maintenance and expansion. He collaborates with users of the two pilot plants when conducting trials and is forming a network of pilot plant managers with partners in the food and beverage industries. The aim is to share experiences regarding optimal use of the equipment, creating grounds for even more future research collaborations.

In addition to its dairy and brewery, FOOD also has a bakery and a meat processing plant.