Ohio State pilot plant receives equipment donations

Will enhance food industry research, learning and commercial enterprise

Donor company representatives
Donor company representatives

Nine corporations recently donated equipment to The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). The equipment will serve as new teaching tools for food science students and will provide hands-on training and applied research opportunities for Ohio’s food industry professionals and entrepreneurs.

The equipment includes an HTST pasteurizer skid and homogenizer that processes milk, dairy and non-dairy products, including frozen dessert mixes, non-dairy milks (almond, soy, etc.), yogurt mixes and juices. The donation was spearheaded by OCS Process Systems, with gifts from Rockwell Automation, Pentair, AGC Heat Transfer, Anderson-Negele, Fristam Pumps, Industrial Automation and Tetra Pak. In addition, Anderson International Corp. presented to the university an expander-extruder-cooker that can be used to produce snack foods, breakfast cereals, pet food and animal feed.

The state-of-the-art systems are located in the pilot plant at the Wilbur A. Gould Food Industries Center in the Ohio State Department of Food Science and Technology.

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