Krones and its subsidiaries, Steinecker, Milkron, Evoguard and HST, will present plant and engineering solutions for beverage and food production at Anuga FoodTec 2024. Sustainability concepts, especially those designed to save water and energy in the production process, will be a main focus.
Integrated modular sustainability concepts
Krones plant engineering looks at a customer’s entire value chain and offers advice for recovering and recycling energy and water across the production operation. Steinecker and Milkron also offer a variety of ap-proaches to optimise sustainability in the production of milk and dairy products and plant-based alternatives, juices and soft drinks. Specific applications include HydroCircle, a complete concept for wastewater recycling, and specially designed heat exchanger systems or heat pumps for sustainable energy recovery.
Bioreactors for the “new food” sector
Combining Steinecker’s knowledge of and technology for fermenting beer, with Krones’ aseptic solutions, a solution catering to the cell-based manufacturing of new food products will be showcased.
Steinecker’s bioreactor is suitable for both precision fermentation and cell cultivation, making it possible to manufacture new food products like alternative proteins for meat substitutes and whey and egg proteins. Krones recently launched a partnership with the Swiss start-up Food Brewer, and the two companies are testing various applications and sharing the results with other companies to develop their own recipes and trials.
Equipment for the production and preservation of beverages and foods
For further process technology, Krones also offers a range of solutions, from the plant planning and engineering features of Milkron to HST’s HLI90 high-pressure homogeniser, and the VarioAsept D direct-heating system from Krones; right through to the pumps and valves from Evoguard and Ampco for both standard and aseptic applications.
Krones also supports security and sustainability in other filling and packaging processes. By offering filling valves designed for the respective final product, quality is assured when filling milk and dairy products and plant-based alterna-tives, juices and sauces. Meanwhile, LitePac Top is one of the most sustainable packaging concepts available today for PET containers and cans.