Swiss food companies partner with institutions of higher learning to up skill Ghanaian youths

GHANA – A consortium of Swiss companies namely Nestlé, ABB, Barry Callebaut, LafargeHolcim and Bühler have partnered with one of the world’s leading universities, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) to launch a new master’s program in sub-Saharan Africa. The ‘ETH Masters in Africa – Engineering for Development’ is a three-year program, developed in close collaboration with Ashesi University in Ghana. ETH Zurich lecturers will work on site with Ashesi University’s professors as well as with industrial partners to teach the students from Ghana. The educational…

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Bühler pursues highest quality flour production with launch of new data-driven milling technology

SWITZERLAND – Swiss technology group Bühler has unveiled its most recent innovation yet: a high-tech data-driven mill with the potential to produce the highest quality flour possible. Dubbed Mill E3, the new technologically advanced mill was unveiled at Whitworth Bros. Ltd’s Whitley Bridge plant in Yorkshire, the UK. At the heart of the Mill E3 lies more than 15,000 data points collecting information on all aspects of the production process. According to Bühler, the volume of data being analyzed, along with the cutting-edge application of blockchain technology, will enable the…

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Givaudan partners Bühler, Migros to launch cultured food innovation hub

SWITZERLAND – Givaudan, Bühler and Migros have joined forces to create a new pilot facility for cellular agricultural products, as they look to expand their presence in this high growth sector.  In cellular agriculture, animal cells are used as a starting point, and then technologies such as fermentation are employed for the cultivation of meat products.   The result is meat identical in structure and in taste to its animal counterpart with vastly reduced environmental impact and no mass farming or slaughter.  Located in The Valley in Kemptthal, Switzerland, the Cultured Food Innovation Hub will serve…

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Leading Swiss companies join forces to establish Cultured Food Innovation Hub

SWITZERLAND – A new facility aimed to accelerate the development and market penetration of cellular agriculture products is set to be established in The Valley in Kemptthal, a hotbed of innovation and technology just outside of Zurich. The Cultured Food Innovation Hub is the brainchild of three companies; flavor and fragrance manufacturer Givaudan, food processing technology group Bühler, and retail company Migros. Going live in 2022, the pilot plant will be a self-sustained, standalone company wholly owned by the three leading Swiss companies, aimed to provide facilities and knowledge to…

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Bühler, DIL inaugurate new technology center to support development of extruded meat substitutes

GERMANY – Bühler AG and DIL (Deutsches Institut für Lebensmitteltechnik e. V.) have inaugurated a new technology center in Germany to support further development of extruded meat substitutes.   Dubbed the Technology Center Proteins of the Future, the new facility in Quakenbrück, Germany, provides state-of-the-art research, test, and production infrastructure for the development of healthy, sustainable-protein food products.    A statement from both companies revealed that the center is now fully operational and ready to receive requests from customers.    “The center with its advanced technological setup and expert teams assists our customers in the food industry as well as start-ups to fully realize…

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Bühler partners with Angolan grain processor Leonor Carrinho to install new pasta processing lines

ANGOLA – Leonor Carrinho, Angola based food distributor that has backward integrated into grain processing, is expanding its processing capacity with the installation of several pasta lines. The new facility is being established by the world’s leading plant equipment manufacturer, Bühler Group. The Swiss technology company did not reveal the processing capacity of the pasta line or when it will be finalized, but highlighted that its team is on the ground undertaking the installation of the lines. This won’t be Leonor’s first project undertaken in partnership with Bühler as both…

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Bühler supports Ghana in building capacity of cocoa industry, Ivory Coast-Ghana Cocoa Initiative names Chairperson

GHANA – Ghana Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) has signed an agreement with Bühler, one of the world’s leading plant equipment manufacturer, to build Ghana’s local cocoa processing and value addition capacity through training, product development and technology guidance. This is in line with the government’s plan to significantly increase the portion of Ghana’s cocoa which is processed locally to meet both the sub-regional and international consumption demands. Speaking at the signing ceremony, at Bühler’s Cocoa Competence Centre in Abidjan, Hon Joseph Boahen Aidoo, the Chief Executive of COCOBOD, said the agreement…

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Bühler, Hosokawa Alpine partner to develop technology for high value protein concentrates

SWITZERLAND – Swiss technology group Bühler has partnered with Hosokawa Alpine Group from Germany to development technology for the production of high value protein concentrates. Bühler, as a leader in pulses processing, offers solutions for the intake, cleaning, dehulling and grinding of pulses. The company also has offers extrusion technology which facilitates further processing of the grains, texturizing plant-based proteins into products with a fibrous texture similar to meat. Hosokawa Alpine complements the production process by adding its technology for the dry separation of pulses’ protein – fine grinding and…

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Bühler expands retail presence in US with new reseller partnership with TAM

US-Swiss multinational plant equipment manufacturer, Bühler Group has entered into a reseller partnership with TAM Systems that will make Bühler’s equipment more accessible to a greater number of feed processors. TAM is an employee-owned agricultural construction company that specializes in grain storage, handling, drying, and conditioning equipment. The company is known for its unparalleled customer service, with expertise in delivering tailored solutions and vigorous ongoing customer support. Under the agreement, TAM will act as a channel partner, providing local design, sales, and service expertise which will in turn decrease turnaround…

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