Speeding innovation for industry
Article | Biotechnology
Food crop industry
The 21st-century food manufacturing industry must reduce water consumption and limit greenhouse gas emissions while ensuring that their products are healthy, nutritious, and appetizing.
CEA Tech is taking a “factory of the future” (FoF) approach to these challenges, addressing the entire food manufacturing process from crop to supermarket. Advances in cobotics and production line instrumentation will make factory workers’ jobs safer and easier and improve process quality. Other CEA Tech research will help make factories more energy efficient.
CEA Tech technologies can also contribute to the final product; these include smart packaging, online consumer feedback tools, and early detection of pathogens.
Primosens is a miniaturized and portable gas chromatography system developed under a French government CBRN-E counterterrorism program. It can detect the presence of a given gas in a mixture right at the testing site. The advance also offers potential for use in fields other than counterterrorism.
The MIRPHAB pilot line is a one-stop-shop for mid-infrared detection technologies. It is available to companies that would like to integrate state-of-the-art chemical sensors into their products.
Reliable and reproducible nanomaterials characterization protocols have been developed at Liten and are now available to businesses for their nanomaterials testing campaigns.
The performance of systems used to identify volatile compounds has been enhanced substantially thanks to research conducted under the Essaim project. Improvements were made to both the sensors and the data acquisition and processing methods.
Leti, a CEA Tech institute, is coordinating the development of ISO standards for microfluidics. The goal is to speed up research and development in a field where design rules are often proprietary and empirical.
CEA Tech services for the food industry
How to collaborate with CEA Tech teams ?
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.