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About the project
About
About the project

Among innovative food processing technologies, High Hydrostatic Pressure in combination with Temperature (HPT) has been proven at research level to obtain safer, high quality food products with an extended shelf life, both for chilled and shelf stable products.

Although it is accepted that HPT can help to retain the fresh-like characteristics of foods better than conventional and other novel treatments, it has not yet been scaled-up and fully implemented into the food industry.

Nine European partners will work together for the coming 30 months (until August 2017) on these challenges, to implement HPT in the food industry on an industrial scale. 

Objectives and results
Results
Objectives and results

High pressure and temperature (HPT) processing is a candidate technology to obtain food products with high quality and extended shelf life. This novel technology, which has been validated at small scale, has also shown potential to reduce energy and water consumption, operation costs and to improve the sustainability of  both  production  process  and  the  food  chain.  However, this promising technology is not currently implemented at industrial level due to several technical, legal and market barriers which have so far hindered its scale-up. 

The overall objective of the HIPSTER project is to develop and demonstrate fit for use knowledge, tools and industrial equipments in order to effectively implement this milder processing technology in the food industry.

News & events
News & events

November 30th 2016

HIPSTER Project Video

Nine European partners will work together on the challenges, to implement HPT (High Hydrostatic Pressure and Temperature) in the food industry on an industrial scale.

News & events
News & events

May 24th 2016

A low-energy formula for safeguarding food

Highly resistant fresh food, preserved for months at the room temperature, may look as a picture cut from a science fiction scenario. However, this goal could be achieved, as the results of the ongoing studies are encouraging

News & events
News & events

April 25th 2016

Meet us at the Alimentara (25th - 28th April 2016) in Barcelona (with

Meet us at the Alimentara (25th -  28th April 2016) in Barcelona