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Food Pilot - ILVO

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TitleFood Pilot - ILVO
Key wordspilot food-processing plant, Meat products, Fish, Fruit and vegetable processing, soups and sauces, bakery, chocolate, snacks and petfood
DescriptionThe Food Pilot is a pilot food-processing plant. It is the ideal venue for agro-food companies to test new concepts or products before producing them on an industrial scale. New equipment can also be tested before purchase, and technicians and food processing experts can be trained using the Food Pilot’s equipment. The Food Pilot has several versatile pilot units, which makes it possible to mimic an industrial production line and perform pilot tests under semi-industrial conditions. Production of dairy products, desserts, meat, fish, vegetables, fruits and bakery products is possible. The Food Pilot also offers high-level technical and scientific expertise. The Food Pilot has its own internal control laboratory. For more specific analyses, Food Pilot staff can also access the multidisciplinary research laboratories of the Technology and Food Science Unit of the Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO). ILVO’s specialised equipment and expertise make even highly specific analyses accessible to the agro-food industry. The Food Pilot can be used by all agro-food companies and educational institutions. Pilot tests done at the Food Pilot form a vital link between an idea (tested in a lab or not) and production on an industrial scale. The Food Pilot addresses the questions facing industrial agro-food companies: to continually expand their product range, improve the quality of existing products, explore new raw materials, ingredients and additives, streamline production facilities, save energy, reduce environmental impact, and implement new processes. Farm processors, SMEs and large organisations in the agro-food industry such as research institutes can also use the pilot infrastructure and the know-how available in the Food Pilot. The Food Pilot is an initiative of Flanders’ FOOD and the Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO), with the support of the Society for the Promotion of Innovation in Science and Technology in Flanders (IWT-Vlaanderen).
Images
File:Flyer FOOD PILOT.pdfFile:Poster Food Pilot.pdf
Weblinkwww.foodpilot.be/en
Possibilities and limitsFrom raw material to finished product

  • Reception and preparation of agro-food products

Acclimatized rooms, cleanup, etc

  • Preprocessing of raw material

Mixing, homogenizing, cutting, squeezing, etc.

  • Processing of raw material

Mixing, cutting, smoking, emulsifying, homogenizing, heating, cooling, coating, drying, freezing, cooking, fermenting, extruding, pasteurizing, sterilizing (UHT and autoclave), evaporation, pulverizing, ice cream making, cheese-making, etc.

  • Post-processing to finished products

Filling (also under N2), packaging, packaging (including MAP), storage, etc.

  • Access to peripheral equipment

Pumps, tanks, agitators, measuring equipment ,etc.

  • The mobility of many of these devices helps customers to create a flexible line that fully mimics a specific production process.
  • The Food Pilot equipment is multifunctional and applicable in all food sectors.
  • The Food Pilot also offers high-level technical and scientific expertise. The Food Pilot has its own internal control laboratory. Food Pilot staff can also access the multidisciplinary research laboratories of the Technology and Food Science Unit of ILVO

Application
Application fields The Food Pilot has several versatile pilot units, which makes it possible to mimic an industrial production line and perform pilot tests under semi-industrial conditions. Production of dairy products, desserts, meat, fish, vegetables, fruits and bakery products is possible.
Application examples All equipment can be found at www.foodpilot.be/en
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Accessibility & Support Service
Access conditions Authorizing the external experts to do their research activities on spot, Accomplishing the requested research as service by the host organization
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Languages Dutch, English, French, German
Other languages
Training training is provided by the managers of the infrastructure
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Technical help technical equipment, analytical specific staff is dedicated to this infrastructure, staff is available that can help to use this infrastructure
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Contact data
Contact person Katleen.Coudijzer@ilvo.vlaanderen.be
Institute/company ILVO
Country Belgium
Address Brusselsesteenweg 370, 9090 Melle

Food Pilot - ILVO

pilot food-processing plant, Meat products, Fish, Fruit and vegetable processing, soups and sauces, bakery, chocolate, snacks and petfood


The Food Pilot is a pilot food-processing plant. It is the ideal venue for agro-food companies to test new concepts or products before producing them on an industrial scale. New equipment can also be tested before purchase, and technicians and food processing experts can be trained using the Food Pilot’s equipment. The Food Pilot has several versatile pilot units, which makes it possible to mimic an industrial production line and perform pilot tests under semi-industrial conditions. Production of dairy products, desserts, meat, fish, vegetables, fruits and bakery products is possible. The Food Pilot also offers high-level technical and scientific expertise. The Food Pilot has its own internal control laboratory. For more specific analyses, Food Pilot staff can also access the multidisciplinary research laboratories of the Technology and Food Science Unit of the Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO). ILVO’s specialised equipment and expertise make even highly specific analyses accessible to the agro-food industry. The Food Pilot can be used by all agro-food companies and educational institutions. Pilot tests done at the Food Pilot form a vital link between an idea (tested in a lab or not) and production on an industrial scale. The Food Pilot addresses the questions facing industrial agro-food companies: to continually expand their product range, improve the quality of existing products, explore new raw materials, ingredients and additives, streamline production facilities, save energy, reduce environmental impact, and implement new processes. Farm processors, SMEs and large organisations in the agro-food industry such as research institutes can also use the pilot infrastructure and the know-how available in the Food Pilot. The Food Pilot is an initiative of Flanders’ FOOD and the Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO), with the support of the Society for the Promotion of Innovation in Science and Technology in Flanders (IWT-Vlaanderen). www.foodpilot.be/en From raw material to finished product

  • Reception and preparation of agro-food products

Acclimatized rooms, cleanup, etc

  • Preprocessing of raw material

Mixing, homogenizing, cutting, squeezing, etc.

  • Processing of raw material

Mixing, cutting, smoking, emulsifying, homogenizing, heating, cooling, coating, drying, freezing, cooking, fermenting, extruding, pasteurizing, sterilizing (UHT and autoclave), evaporation, pulverizing, ice cream making, cheese-making, etc.

  • Post-processing to finished products

Filling (also under N2), packaging, packaging (including MAP), storage, etc.

  • Access to peripheral equipment

Pumps, tanks, agitators, measuring equipment ,etc.

  • The mobility of many of these devices helps customers to create a flexible line that fully mimics a specific production process.
  • The Food Pilot equipment is multifunctional and applicable in all food sectors.
  • The Food Pilot also offers high-level technical and scientific expertise. The Food Pilot has its own internal control laboratory. Food Pilot staff can also access the multidisciplinary research laboratories of the Technology and Food Science Unit of ILVO


The Food Pilot has several versatile pilot units, which makes it possible to mimic an industrial production line and perform pilot tests under semi-industrial conditions. Production of dairy products, desserts, meat, fish, vegetables, fruits and bakery products is possible. All equipment can be found at www.foodpilot.be/en Authorizing the external experts to do their research activities on spot, Accomplishing the requested research as service by the host organization

Dutch, English, French, German

training is provided by the managers of the infrastructure

technical equipment, analytical specific staff is dedicated to this infrastructure, staff is available that can help to use this infrastructure

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