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Platform for research on dairy technologies

Identification of Facility
TitlePlatform for research on dairy technologies
Key wordsMilk, dairy, membrane, heat treatment, cheese making, spray-drying
Latest version2013/04/18
DescriptionThe Dairy Platform is dedicated to perform research on milk and dairy products. Technological operations such as fractionation, heat treatment, cheese making and spray-drying used in the dairy industry can be performed at pilot scale. The Dairy Platform is characterized by its scientific approach supported by a wide and flexible range of processing technologies. The Dairy platform benefits from direct access to the expertise of scientists who conduct research on both real systems (cheeses…) and model dairy matrix systems (purified proteins…)and analytical research laboratories specialized in the characterization of constituents of milk and dairy products. The objectives of the Dairy Platform are i)to perform collaborative projects with other teams from the research unit “Science and Technology of Milk and Eggs”, ii) to conduct in-house innovative projects, iii) to make our skills and facility available to industry, technical research centres, research organisations and higher education institutions in the framework of research projects, service provision and training.
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Weblinkwww4.rennes.inra.fr/plateforme_lait/
Possibilities and limitsThe total surface of the Dairy Platform is about 800 m². A large set of processing equipment covering a wide range of unit operations is here available:

• numerous equipment for milk preparation: heat treatment (from pasteurisation to UHT-sterilization), homogenisation, cream separation and melting…

• several membrane separation modules (from microfiltration to reverse osmosis) capable of processing small and large volumes of products

• 2 cheese production halls (soft and hard-type cheeses), 1 brining room and 5 ripening room

• a pilot spray drying facility and a vacuum evaporation unit

• access to a semi-industrial spray drying unit (BIONOV) The technical characteristics of each device are available on the web site of the Dairy Platform.

Each piece of equipment is independent but all are connectable to one another with the use of flexible tube and buffering tank. This original way of working offers a wide range of possible technological schemes as well as flexibility.

CertificationThe Dairy Platform is certified ISO9001: 2008 for Quality Management System

Application
Application fields Applications:

• creation of model milk matrix systems (protein concentrate to study the growth of micro-organisms or solute diffusion…)

• development and process innovation


Related technologies:

• thermal processing of dairy products from pasteurisation to UHT-sterilization

• preparation of milk fractions (casein micelles, purified whey proteins, minor proteins…)

• manufacture of cheeses (soft and hard-type cheeses, processed cheeses) and fresh cheeses

• adding value to dairy co-products (whey, buttermilk, permeate…)

Application examples The Dairy Platform has a great expertise in the fractionation of milk, more especially the production of fractions of dairy native components such as casein micelle and protein concentrates. These products have found several applications in various industries:

• A project in collaboration with the research unit Equine Reproduction (INRA Nouzilly) was conducted in order to find a protective medium for the storage of equine spermatozoa. Native phosphocaseinate (NPPC) at milk concentration disclosed a high efficiency. This project led to two marketed products (INRA Freeze and INRA 96), two patents and the transfer of the technology from the Dairy Platform to the industry.

More details: Batellier F, Magistrini M, Fauquant J, Palmer E (1997) Effect of milk fractions on survival of equine spermatozoa, Theriogenology, 48, 391-410

• In collaboration with research units on human nutrition, the Dairy Platform produces dairy protein fractions intrinsically labelled with N-15 or 13C-leucine in order to study the metabolic fate of milk proteins in human body. The production and the use of labelled proteins allowed to define the concept of slow and fast dietary proteins as well as to evidenc

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Accessibility & Support Service
Access conditions only available as service
Access conditions further comments
Languages English, French
Other languages
Training
Training further comments There is no specific training since it is only a service for external users.
Technical help
Technical help further comments There is a specific staff (8 persons) dedicated to this infrastructure. The Dairy Platform offers complete services from the drawing up of a research project to the writing of the report including preparation of equipment and experimentation.

Contact data
Contact person Gaëlle Tanguy, Frédéric Gaucheron
Institute/company INRA - STLO
Country France
Address INRA – AGROCAMPUS OUEST / UMR STLO - 65 rue de Saint-Brieuc 35042 Rennes cedex – France

Platform for research on dairy technologies

Milk, dairy, membrane, heat treatment, cheese making, spray-drying 2013/04/18


The Dairy Platform is dedicated to perform research on milk and dairy products. Technological operations such as fractionation, heat treatment, cheese making and spray-drying used in the dairy industry can be performed at pilot scale. The Dairy Platform is characterized by its scientific approach supported by a wide and flexible range of processing technologies. The Dairy platform benefits from direct access to the expertise of scientists who conduct research on both real systems (cheeses…) and model dairy matrix systems (purified proteins…)and analytical research laboratories specialized in the characterization of constituents of milk and dairy products. The objectives of the Dairy Platform are i)to perform collaborative projects with other teams from the research unit “Science and Technology of Milk and Eggs”, ii) to conduct in-house innovative projects, iii) to make our skills and facility available to industry, technical research centres, research organisations and higher education institutions in the framework of research projects, service provision and training. www4.rennes.inra.fr/plateforme_lait/ The total surface of the Dairy Platform is about 800 m². A large set of processing equipment covering a wide range of unit operations is here available:

• numerous equipment for milk preparation: heat treatment (from pasteurisation to UHT-sterilization), homogenisation, cream separation and melting…

• several membrane separation modules (from microfiltration to reverse osmosis) capable of processing small and large volumes of products

• 2 cheese production halls (soft and hard-type cheeses), 1 brining room and 5 ripening room

• a pilot spray drying facility and a vacuum evaporation unit

• access to a semi-industrial spray drying unit (BIONOV) The technical characteristics of each device are available on the web site of the Dairy Platform.

Each piece of equipment is independent but all are connectable to one another with the use of flexible tube and buffering tank. This original way of working offers a wide range of possible technological schemes as well as flexibility. The Dairy Platform is certified ISO9001: 2008 for Quality Management System

Applications:

• creation of model milk matrix systems (protein concentrate to study the growth of micro-organisms or solute diffusion…)

• development and process innovation


Related technologies:

• thermal processing of dairy products from pasteurisation to UHT-sterilization

• preparation of milk fractions (casein micelles, purified whey proteins, minor proteins…)

• manufacture of cheeses (soft and hard-type cheeses, processed cheeses) and fresh cheeses

• adding value to dairy co-products (whey, buttermilk, permeate…) The Dairy Platform has a great expertise in the fractionation of milk, more especially the production of fractions of dairy native components such as casein micelle and protein concentrates. These products have found several applications in various industries:

• A project in collaboration with the research unit Equine Reproduction (INRA Nouzilly) was conducted in order to find a protective medium for the storage of equine spermatozoa. Native phosphocaseinate (NPPC) at milk concentration disclosed a high efficiency. This project led to two marketed products (INRA Freeze and INRA 96), two patents and the transfer of the technology from the Dairy Platform to the industry.

More details: Batellier F, Magistrini M, Fauquant J, Palmer E (1997) Effect of milk fractions on survival of equine spermatozoa, Theriogenology, 48, 391-410

• In collaboration with research units on human nutrition, the Dairy Platform produces dairy protein fractions intrinsically labelled with N-15 or 13C-leucine in order to study the metabolic fate of milk proteins in human body. The production and the use of labelled proteins allowed to define the concept of slow and fast dietary proteins as well as to evidenc only available as service

English, French


There is no specific training since it is only a service for external users.

There is a specific staff (8 persons) dedicated to this infrastructure. The Dairy Platform offers complete services from the drawing up of a research project to the writing of the report including preparation of equipment and experimentation. Mini plants Hte inra




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