TechConnect Innovation Program

Cold pasteurization

University of Patras, Achaia, Greece

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

We propose the use of Nano and micro-tubular cellulose, a material of negligible cost, as filter to remove microorganisms from liquid foods at low and room temperatures (cold pasteurization process). The process is applied in continuous mode.

Primary Application Area: Foods & Agriculture

Technology Development Status: Ready to Market

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 8

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: The existing technology to remove microorganisms involves use of porous membranes. These materials must be frequently substituted. Due to the high cost, small industries cannot afford them. Nano and micro-tubular cellulose is a low-cost material. The process is continuous and the filter can be easily regenerated using hot water.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 15M - 15T

Website: https://www.upatras.gr/en

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date: Innovation is funded by the NSRF- Operational program Competiveness & Entrepreneurship (EPAN II) which is co funded by the Greek state and EU.
Program : Cooperation 2011 - Partnerships between businesses and research bodies in specific research and technological sectors. The program is at its final phase. It started in 2013 and its duration is 27 months.

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners