Six people holding shovels at the ground-breaking ceremony (Photo: GEA/ Kayla Wolf)

Wisconsin | GEA has begun construction of its technology center for alternative proteins in Janesville, WI (USA). Scheduled to open in 2025, the center will scale up the production of novel plant-based, microbial, and cell-based foods. Here, GEA aims to support manufacturers in meeting the demand for complementary proteins and ingredients to traditional animal-based products.

Green glass façade of a building from below with treetops in the background (Photo: Krones)

Neutraubling | It has been officially confirmed: Following a resolution taken by the Executive Board, Krones aims to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2040 – along the entire value chain.

Person signing a piece of paper, detail (Photo: Scott Graham on Unsplash)

Germany | Centec and Solos by Prodalim have agreed to cooperate on the construction of modules for aroma recovery from a vacuum rectification plant based on a regenerable resin bed according to the patented process of FlavoLogic, a subsidiary of Prodalim. These modules are to be used in particular in dealcoholization plants of the “DeAlcoTec” type from Centec GmbH to further optimize the taste of the end product. The collaboration includes planning, project execution, delivery, installation and commissioning for the dealcoholization of fermented products such as wine, cider, beer and spirits.

Three PHA bottles against a blue background (Photo: BarthHaas)

Nuremberg | On 17 April 2024, BarthHaas, one of the world’s leading suppliers of hop products and services, reported it is expanding its innovative PHA (Precision in Hop Aroma) product range with a series of water-based alternatives. As is the case with the entire range, the new variants enable high-quality beers and other hop-based beverages to be produced more efficiently and more profitably.

Robot playing the piano (Photo: Possessed Photography on Unsplash)

Nuremberg | The online-journal BrewingScience published by Fachverlag Hans Carl features peer-reviewed scientific papers with impact on the brewing industry. The latest issue was published online on 30 April and focuses on the impact of AI on the brewing industry.

A look inside the new Hop Harvest Guide 2023 (Photo: BarthHaas)

Nuremberg | The international hop specialist BarthHaas has published its Hop Harvest Guide 2023 in March. Brewing and hop professionals all over the world value the guide for its comprehensive documentation of the quality of the most recent hop crop. It helps brewers to adapt their processes and recipes to the changes identified in the respective crop year.

Two persons working with brewery equipment (Photo: BarthHaas)

Nuremberg | BarthHaas is again offering BarthHaas Grants in 2024 to support two promising new research projects with funding amounting to 10,000 euros per project. The grants will be awarded for project ideas in the fields of brewing science and hops. Young researchers can apply to the world’s leading hop services provider until July 31.

Johan Hamster, Groningen's Deputy of Climate & Energy, and Jos Jennissen, CEO of Holland Malt, opening the emission-free malthouse (Photo: Holland Malt)

The Netherlands | During the 108 VLB International Brewing & Engineering Congress 2024 which took place from 13 to 15 March, Holland Malt officially opened the world’s first emission-free malthouse. With this step, the Eemshaven-based malthouse goes completely off gas.

Pump section, detail

Reference work | At the beginning of March, Alfa Laval published a brand new edition of the company’s renowned Pump Handbook. The 375-page handbook is free and contains scholarly information on basic pump functionality and in-depth guidelines for sizing and selecting the right pump type for optimum efficiency. The handbook is packed with real-life examples to increase its user-friendliness.

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