Vegetable Pilot Plant
Nofima's vegetable processing facility is an important infrastructure that form part of our research projects.
We have extensive experience in helping our small and large customers to test out new processes and products on a small scale, and to achieve solutions that preserve most of the positive characteristics of fruit, berries and vegetables.
The pilot plant is closely linked to the packing pilot facility, storage facilities and research laboratories, and this provides a unique opportunity to study sensory, microbiological and health components during processing, packing and storage.
There are opportunities for interdisciplinary cooperation between all the pilot facilities, and thereby opportunities for working with complex products consisting of several types of raw materials.
- Equipment for washing, peeling, cutting and centrifugation of vegetables and fruits
- Fruit-, berries and vegetables mills
- Juicing press and hydropress
- Heat equipment like pots, combi steamers, microwaves or pasteurs
- Juice tappers
- Mini pilot jam line
- High pressure homogenizer for production of emulsions.
The pilot plants at Ås
The Vegetable Pilot Plant is part of Nofima’s pilot plants at Ås, which also consists of bakery, packaging hall, meat hall, fish hall and patogen pilot plant. These pilot plants are a venue for research, innovation, product development, courses, networks and teaching.
NATIONAL RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE
The Nofima Pilot Plants at Ås are part of the National Research Infrastructure FoodPilotPlant Norway. It also includes the process facilities at NMBU (Norwegian University of Life Sciences).