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Reference Number InnUK/102325/01
Title A Roaster Heat Recovery Process to Reduce Energy Consumption and Waste in the food supply chain
Status Completed
Energy Categories ENERGY EFFICIENCY(Residential and commercial) 100%;
Research Types Applied Research and Development 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 30%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 70%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 75%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 25%;
Principal Investigator Project Contact
No email address given
Nestle UK Ltd
Award Type Collaborative Research & Development
Funding Source Innovate-UK
Start Date 01 November 2015
End Date 31 October 2017
Duration 24 months
Total Grant Value £517,594
Industrial Sectors
Region London
Programme Competition Call: 1410_CRD2_AGRI_FD_IFSCE - Improving food supply chain efficiency. Activity Improving food supply chain efficiency
 
Investigators Principal Investigator Project Contact , Nestle UK Ltd (46.608%)
  Other Investigator Project Contact , Sheffield Hallam University (41.774%)
Project Contact , Spirax Sarco UK (11.618%)
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Objectives
Abstract Coffee is the most valuable and widely traded tropical agricultural product. Global consumption has almost doubled in the last 40 years and is forecast to reach 9.09 m tonnes by 2019. Roasting and afterburning processes use roughly 11.2x10(12) kJ fuel energy/year. In coffee bean roasting processes only 40% of energy used adds value to the final product with 60% being discharged as hot air emissions. The forecast increase in coffee consumption will exacerbate this problem over the next 5 years. We propose to develop a novel heat recovery solution that will recover 30% of the input energy in a roasting process, increase energy efficiency to 70% and reduce energy costs by 33%. The technology we are proposing can be integrated into existing manufacturing systems and produce high temperature water at 140 degC that can be used in coffee bean roasting processes. This project is a collaboration between Nestle Spirax & the National Centre of Excellence in Food Engineering to build a manufacturing demonstrator for the coffee roasting industry that can be disseminated to multiple food & drink processes.Coffee is the most valuable and widely traded tropical agricultural product. Global consumption has almost doubled in the last 40 years and is forecast to reach 9.09 m tonnes by 2019. Roasting and afterburning processes use roughly 11.2x10(12) kJ fuel energy/year. In coffee bean roasting processes only 40% of energy used adds value to the final product with 60% being discharged as hot air emissions. The forecast increase in coffee consumption will exacerbate this problem over the next 5 years. We propose to develop a novel heat recovery solution that will recover 30% of the input energy in a roasting process, increase energy efficiency to 70% and reduce energy costs by 33%. The technology we are proposing can be integrated into existing manufacturing systems and produce high temperature water at 140 degC that can be used in coffee bean roasting processes. This project is a collaboration between Nestle Spirax & the National Centre of Excellence in Food Engineering to build a manufacturing demonstrator for the coffee roasting industry that can be disseminated to multiple food & drink processes.Coffee is the most valuable and widely traded tropical agricultural product. Global consumption has almost doubled in the last 40 years and is forecast to reach 9.09 m tonnes by 2019. Roasting and afterburning processes use roughly 11.2x10(12) kJ fuel energy/year. In coffee bean roasting processes only 40% of energy used adds value to the final product with 60% being discharged as hot air emissions. The forecast increase in coffee consumption will exacerbate this problem over the next 5 years. We propose to develop a novel heat recovery solution that will recover 30% of the input energy in a roasting process, increase energy efficiency to 70% and reduce energy costs by 33%. The technology we are proposing can be integrated into existing manufacturing systems and produce high temperature water at 140 degC that can be used in coffee bean roasting processes. This project is a collaboration between Nestle Spirax & the National Centre of Excellence in Food Engineering to build a manufacturing demonstrator for the coffee roasting industry that can be disseminated to multiple food & drink processes.
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