Elea Industry Tour – Taste the PEF

Thursday, 15 October 2020, 14:00-15:00 (CET Time)

Virtual from Quakenbrück, Germany

Pulsed Electric Fields (PEF) treatment changing food processes: Impact on capacities, efficiency, quality, waste management and sustainability. Industry tour will take through machinery construction, application trials and will let you taste the PEF samples! It is free, but additional registration is required.


The effects of Pulsed Electric Fields (PEF) technology on various types of food products are well studied in literature and several commercial exploitations have been achieved. An increased extraction yield, better cutting properties and reduction of microbial concentration in liquid food products are examples for commercially viable applications. The technology users have evaluated PEF as a powerful tool to improve raw material processing and to maintain constant product quality. The process impact on process capacity and yield but also, energy and water saving, and waste management have been characterized in some applications as well. During the workshop the impact of PEF on food processing with a focus on sustainability effects will be discussed and practically demonstrated and further potential be identified in expert discussions.

Goals of the tour

  • Informing about PEF usage options in food industry including technical requirements
  • Practical demonstration of PEF showing the effect on product structure
  • Discuss potential applications and benefits between (potential) users and experts
  • Evaluate the impact of PEF on process savings and sustainability
  • Identify promising application areas with strong contribution towards higher food chain sustainability

Who is concerned

All interested parties are welcome to join this workshop. The workshop is of special interest for following groups:
  • Food producers interested in innovative technologies
  • Scientist working with PEF
  • Decision makers, R&D and sustainability managers from companies

Tentative agenda

  • Introduction of Pulsed Electric Fields (PEF) technology including principle of action, applications and PEF systems
  • Case studies evaluating the impact of PEF on production lines including yield and resource usage
  • Demonstration of PEF within a practical session
  • Call for cooperation
Contacts / Registration
Prof. Dr. Stefan Töpfl
Managing Director, Elea Vertriebs- und Vermarktungsgellschaft mbH
Dr. Claudia Siemer
R&D Manager, Elea Vertriebs- und Vermarktungsgellschaft mbH