Nestlé – effective milk processing with variable composition
This project will deliver a step change to the capability of milk processing technology at Nestlé. Using inline composition analysis instrumentation integrated with the control system, the project will deliver a system producing consistent ‘in-spec’ product which optimises the use of the milk and minimises the additional costs incurred through product rework, scrap product, higher energy consumption and excess labour charges.
MEFPROC – producing microbiologically safe products within the European Food Industry
Sheffield Hallam University is part of a pan-European research project aiming to enable the adoption of novel sustainable, innovative processing solutions capable of producing microbiologically safe, high-quality products within the European Food Industry. This is essential for future economic growth and advancement within the sector.
Nestlé Heat Recovery – reducing energy loss in baking processes
The project consortium of Sheffield Hallam University, Nestlé and Spirax-Sarco developed a novel heat pipe based heat exchanger for heat recovery, optimising the oven design to reduce the energy consumption by 15%. Across Nestlé's global manufacturing group, this will reduce CO2 emissions by an estimated 30,000 tonnes.
Royal Academy of Engineering Newton Research Collaboration programme
A multidisciplinary research collaboration between Sheffield Hallam University and Universiti Malaysia Pahang (Malaysia), aiming to exchange expertise and to enhance research excellence for both partner institutes. The project’s objectives include maximising the sustainable utilisation of the high levels of water contained in food waste by producing green fuel and bio-fertiliser. The project involved a food producer and an energy company to investigate pilot-scale energy transformation systems that could benefit Malaysian economic development.
World Feeds – Knowledge Transfer Partnership
To develop and embed bespoke manufacturing processes to produce high volumes of a high value novel flake product.