“A greener future for the dairy industry” -UV tech for safe and sustainable pastuerisation

Danish food tech start-up Lyras has developed a pasteurisation technology that it says has a lower environmental impact than traditional pastuerisation while also cutting food waste and delivering on safety and nutrition.

The innovative technology is based on ultraviolet light, which it uses to remove bacteria in products like milk without heat treatment.

“We have spent several years developing a unique technology, using a patent protected light filter in between the UV lamps and the product flow (the coils within the liquid flows). Using this UV filter allows us to only let through the precise wavelength needed without compromising the product quality. Hence this is the biggest reason we can treat so many products today, with perfect micro biological results and maintain the original food flavor, proteins, antioxidants and the like.”

They claimed to be able to save minimum 90% of the energy consumption and about 60% of the water consumption and have applications in US, Australia, Spain, Sweden, Denmark.

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Published by RenSun Lee

Kia ora! Sustainability is at the core of my soul ever since I was a kid. I always strive to finish the food on my plate and live as a minimalist. I love to cut down on waste in order to live sustainably and harmoniously with our planet. This brings me to my passion as a Food Scientist to integrate new technologies into innovative and creative solutions to meet customer demands and market trends and to optimize products and processes for quality, savings and sustainability. To these goals, I have published a Journal on my work on sustainable packaging and patented a new Antimicrobial wash. Nothing is more satisfying than working hard and smart at the workplace and playing hard outside of working hours. I enjoy rejuvenating myself through spending quality time with my two adorable kids and my awesome soul mate and getting close to nature when possible, be it gardening, tramping or going to the beach. I also love to learn about our magnificent universe and how sustainability is working in the grand scheme of things. I strongly believe that Work, Life & Balance is the key to a healthy state of mind, both physically and mentally. I look forward to making a positive difference wherever and whenever I can. Through this Blog, I hope to catalog recent Food Trends and Food Technologies that I come across so that anyone who is interested can have access to it (articles and resources). Please use these resources at your discretion. On top of that, I would also like to share related news and technologies of the future that would help mankind advance towards a Type 1 Civilization. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to share and contribute to the “Resources“. I would like to thank you in advance for dropping by. I sincerely hope that you can benefit from the recent Food Trends and Food Technologies I catalogued. Kind regards | Ngā mihi RenSun Lee

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