Alternative food technologies - Science meets industry

Online Event: 25, 26 AND 27 MAY 2021, 14:30/15:00 - 18:00 (CET)

Organizer: EFCE Section on Food

Language: English

The first online event on alternative food processing technologies is organized by the EFCE Section on Food, and will be held online on 25-27 May 2021. The event will highlight recent activities in research and innovation of selected alternative food processing technologies, as well as reflect on industrial aspects of these technologies. The event provides a chance for academic and industry professionals to discuss recent trends and progress in the area of alternative food technologies.

Each session consists of

  • one scientific lecture giving a brief overview on working principle and fundamentals of the technology,
  • two scientific research reports given by selected PhD Students or fresh Postdocs on the science and industry relevant research topics (see call for abstracts), and
  • an update from the respective industry representative on research gaps and needs for further and easier implementation of this technology.

Each talk is scheduled for 10 min and each session is rounded up with an open 15 min discussion and Q&A session between the research and the industry. The aim of the event is to strengthen the bound between the research and industry, and to identify the gaps in both sectors to be filled in the future. This should allow for easier and faster development and implementation of the new technologies on the market.

The abstract submission phase is open for abstracts for all sessions (see table below) in the following fields:

  • Food Safety
  • Food Quality
  • Food Technology and engineering issues
  • Food Sustainability
  • and any similar theme

The call for abstracts is open.

PhD Students or fresh Postdocs (up to the end of the 2nd year) are invited to submit an abstract for a lecture.

Abstract format: The abstract text must be inserted in a text box (max. 3000 characters) and, in addition, one image can be uploaded (jpf/png/gif, max: 1 MB).

Closing date: 19 April 2021

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Programme structure and topics:

Day 1
25 May 2021

Day 2
26 May 2021
Day 3
27 May 2021

14:30     Opening and greeting

15:00     Pulsed electric fields

16:00     Ohmic heating

17:00     Dielectric heating

15:00     High hydrostatic pressure

16:00     High pressure homogenization

17:00     Ultrasound

15:00     E-Beam

16:00     Plasma

17:00     UV light


The registration for partipation in the event will open soon.

Participation in the online event is free of charge, however pre-registration will be required for each day separately.