Project Phenoils starts last anuity

July 5, 2022

PHENOILS PROJECT TO START FINAL ANUITY

PHENOILS PROJECT WILL TEST AT INDUSTRIAL SCALE TWO INNOVATIVE EXTRACTION TECHNIQUES FOR HEALTHIER EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

 

In this last project´s annuity, EnergyPulse Systems (Portugal), together with Acesur, CSIC-Instituto de la Grasa (Spain), Technological Germany centre Fraunhofer (Germany) and University of Turin (Italy), will carry out Industrial Scale trials, as last step of this project.

It is planned to conduct all extractive trials, with autochthonous olive cultivars from locations selected for the study, at the same way than previous annuities of the project.

PHENOILS project will continue to work in the development of new extraction technologies (Pulsed Electric Fields and Ultrasound) for the production of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO), with high polyphenolic content, in a more sustainable and economic way. The EVOO produced will stand out due to its beneficial properties in health, providing preventive effects in some relevant diseases as diabetes, overweight or cardiovascular diseases, scientifically verified by several essays and studies published.

Full information obtained through annuities is being disseminated in diverse universities and technological centres, closed to producers, operators and students of Olive oil sector in RIS countries, in geographies linked to the sector as Italy, Greece, Portugal and Spain. This last annuity will also address Croatia as a new point for dissemination of the project and used technologies.

PHENOILS project, promotes innovative extraction techniques to the Olive Oil sector, bringing innovation to the sector focus on quality and economic profitability of EVOOs processes.

 

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PHENOILS ends its second annuity successfully

February 21, 2022

PHENOILS ends its second annuity successfully after investigating new extraction technologies to produce Healthier Extra Virgin Olive Oils

This procedure obtains higher polyphenolic content in extra virgin olive oils, compounds responsible of its flavor and of benefits in health.

 PHENOILS has end its second annuity successfully, obtaining its main objective to find and test new extractive techniques to produce HPEVOOs, minor compounds responsible for the most benefits in health to the consumer.

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Project Phenoils – second annuity on the move

November 10, 2021

PHENOILS CONFRONTS THE START OLIVE SEASON 2020-2021 IN THE SECOND ANNUITY OF THE EUROPEAN PROJECT

Project Phenoils faces its second annuity with the start of another olive oil season.

EnergyPulse Systems (EPS) is starting its tasks for this annuity of PHENOILS project (European R&D project with the financial support of EIT-FOOD), whose season has started on October 1st, 2021.

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Project Phenoils – Open Call for Educational Program

July 29, 2021

Call for expressions of interest to look for a Research center or University as collaborative partner to impart an educative master class about Pulse Electric Fields (PEF) for healthier virgin olive oil extraction

PHENOILS CONSORTIUM AND EPS IN PARTICULAR IS LOOKING FOR A UNIVERSITY OR RESEARCH CENTER TO CARRY OUT AN EDUCATION WORSHOP ABOUT NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE INCREASE OF PHENOLS AND YIELD EXTRACTION DURING VIRGIN OLIVE OIL DURING 2021
15 JULY 2021, PORTUGAL

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Project Phenoils – Open Call for industrial partner

July 29, 2021

Call for expressions of interest to look for an industrial producer in Portugal of virgin olive oil to develop an Industrial Trial with the new technology of Pulse Electric Fields (PEF) for healthier olive oil extraction

PHENOILS CONSORTIUM AND EPS IN PARTICULAR ARE LOOKING FOR A PORTUGUESE OIL MILL TO CARRY OUT AN INDUSTRIAL TRIAL DURING THE SEASON 2021-2022 AT HIGH SCALE FOR TESTING THE NEW TECHNOLOGY PULSE ELECTRIC FIELD FOR THE INCREASE OF PHENOLS AND YIELD IN EVOOs.
15 JULY 2021, PORTUGAL

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Project Phenoils – for a healthier extra virgin olive oil

July 29, 2021

PROJECT PHENOILS ENTERS ITS SECOND ANNUITY FOR THE PRODUCTION OF A HEALTHIER EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL. ENERGYPULSE SYSTEMS (EPS) IS A PARTNER OF THIS EUROPEAN PROJECT LED BY ACESUR THAT FACES ITS SECOND YEAR, AFTER HAVING COMPLIED THE OBJECTIVES SET DURING THE FIRST YEAR ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND VALIDATION OF NEW TECHNOLOGY FOR THE PRODUCTION OF HEALTHIER EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL.

During the year 2020, EPS, together with consortium partners, worked on the Phenoils project, studying the implementation of PEF technology and other in mills for a healthier and more profitable extraction of virgin olive oil. This R&D project has the financial support of EIT Food, the European food innovation community, and it is formed by Acesur (Spain), the CSIC Institute (Spain), the Fraunhofer Technology Center (Germany), the University of Turin (Italy) and by Energy Pulses Systems (Portugal).

After the completion of the first annuity, the consortium managed to successfully complete the tests referred to 2020, selecting the best potential techniques and protocols among those studied and having carried out studies in different varieties of olives (arbequina, manzanilla, hojiblanca, taggiasca and mattea), in different stages of maturation. Using new technologies in development (hydrodynamic cavitation, ultrasound and pulsed electric field technology (PEF), the aim of the project was to increase the presence of compounds such as tocopherols, polyphenols and other bioactive compounds in virgin olive oil that have a proven positive effect on cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndrome. After the achievement of these results, EIT Food has given the consortium the opportunity to continue developing this project during 2021.

During 2021, with the aim of training and informing potential producers and operators of the international olive sector, after the success achieved in 2020, the tasks related to the educational package will be carried out, with the development of training courses in specialized centers and universities in Italy, Greece and Spain.

After this second annuity, in which the two most efficient technologies will be worked on a pilot scale of great capacity, EPS and all the consortia hope to obtain conclusive results that allow their industrial implementation.

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New pulsed modulator for electroporation applications!

February 28, 2021

EnergyPulsed Systems is pleased to present the new pulsed modulator for electroporation applications. EPULSUS-FPM4-7, with four independent channels featuring 7-kV/65-A per each channel.

Extend your capabilities to new topics that have never been explored in electroporation!

Modulator front panel
PC interface and output, with four channel, resulting in two shifted bipolar pulses

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Kick-off of project Phenoils

April 16, 2020

EnergyPulse Systems is starting project Phenoils, a European project to achieve healthier virgin olive oil extraction

EnergyPulse Systems will work throughout 2020 on the project Phenoils, in which will study the implementation of new processing technologies in mills for a healthier virgin olive oil extraction. This R&D project has been awarded by the EIT Food, as an EIT Regional Innovation Scheme Challenge.

Besides EnergyPulse Systems, the project Phenoils   has the contribution of other partners of the EIT Food: Acesur (project leader), Instituto de la Grasa (CSIC), Fraunhofer Technology Centre and University of Turin.

One of the main goals of this project is to increase the presence of compounds such as tocopherols, polyphenols and other bioactive compounds in virgin olive oil that have a proven positive effect on cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndrome, using new extraction technologies in mill (hydrodynamic cavitation, ultrasound and pulsed electric fields technology (PEF)).

The influence of these new technologies and the evolution of the content of minor compounds over the life of virgin olive oils will also be studied. To this end, several SMEs have been involved in Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece, where the production of virgin olive oil is very relevant to their economies.

 This is a two-year project and EnergyPulse Systems, together with the other partners of this consortium, will show the advantage of a pre-treatment by PEF on the industrial efficiency and final product quality for a healthier, premium virgin olive oil. In addition, educational programs will be carried out in benefit of producers and students from participating countries.

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EIT Food, improving food together

February 28, 2020

EnergyPulse Systems is proud to renew its partnership with EIT Food:

EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted.

The initiative is made up of a consortium of key industry players, startups, research centres and universities from across Europe. It is one of eight Innovation Communities established by the European Institute for Innovation & Technology (EIT), an independent EU body set up in 2008 to drive innovation and entrepreneurship across Europe.

EIT Food aims to collaborate closely with consumers to develop new knowledge and technology-based products and services that will ultimately deliver a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle for all European citizens.

EIT Food has created the RisingFoodStars Association, which serves as an umbrella for high potential agrifood startups and scaleups, to support and nurture a select group of young companies. The Association is a partner of EIT Food and as such allows its members to participate in all EIT Food activities, thus contributing to the delivery of EIT Food’s strategic objectives.

You can follow EIT Food via website (www.eitfood.eu) or via social media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube or Instagram.

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PureWine project started 01-12-2019

February 6, 2020

 

 

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PureWine: “Increasing quality and production capacity of European wine industry through an innovative Pulsed Electric Field-based process applied to vinification”

A pilot-plant winery will be installed in Gouveia, heart of the Dão wine region in Portugal.

PureWine project aims to use Pulsed Electric Fields (PEF), developed by EnergyPulse Systems (EPS), enabling wineries to increase productivity of both red and white wines and to reduce the use of heat and chemicals during processing:

1. Reduction in 30% of the maceration time in red wine production for the extraction of polyphenols and colour;

2. Increase in 10% of polyphenols in red wine thermo vinification;

3. Increase in 10% of juice extraction yield during the first low pressure stage of high-quality white wine production;

4. Replacement or reduction in 75% of heat and chemical substances (e.g. SO2 or dimethyl carbonate/DMDC) used for improving the microbiological stabilisation of red wine during the control of Brettanomyces (Brett) infestations.

 

 

PureWine: “Increasing quality and production capacity of European wine industry through an innovative Pulsed Electric Field-based process applied to vinification”

 Códigos do Projeto: CENTRO-01-0247-FEDER-041392 | LISBOA-01-0247-FEDER-041392

Apoio: PROJETOS DEMONSTRADORES INDIVIDUAIS – Selos de Excelência|Aviso 19/SI/2018

Entidade líder: ENERGYPULSE SYSTEMS, LDA

Objetivo: OT 1 – Reforçar a investigação, o desenvolvimento tecnológico e a inovação

Localização do Projeto: NUTS II – CENTRO e LISBOA

Data de Aprovação: 05/09/2019

Data de Início: 01/12/2019

Data de fim: 30/11/2022

Montantes envolvidos:

  • Investimento Total: 757.611,61 Euros
  • Investimento Elegível Total: 748.194,94 Euros
  • Apoio Financeiro (Incentivo Não Reembolsável): FEDER 454.590,95 Euros

 Objetivo:  O projeto PureWine consiste numa nova tecnologia de retrofitting baseada em campos elétricos pulsados (PEF) desenvolvida pela EnergyPulse Systems (EPS), que permite às adegas/ caves aumentar a produtividade de vinhos tintos e brancos e reduzir o uso de calor e produtos químicos.

Atividades:

  1. (Re)Engenharia da atual máquina de EPS, para torná-la apta à produção em larga escala;
  2. Testes em ambiente relevante do equipamento PureWine numa linha piloto em condições reais de operação, que comprovarão o desempenho da solução, na produção de vinhos tintos e brancos de alta qualidade;
  3. Extensão da variedade de uvas (a partir das uvas já testadas) que podem ser tratadas com sucesso através do equipamento PureWine, com o objetivo de cobrir a maior parte da produção da EU.

Resultados esperados: Instalado nas linhas de produção existentes, o PureWine permitirá melhorar o desempenho da fase de vinificação, oferecendo os seguintes benefícios:

  1. redução de 30% do tempo de maceração na produção de vinho tinto para a extração de polifenóis e cor;
  2. aumento de 10% de polifenóis na vinificação térmica do vinho tinto;
  3. aumento de 10% no rendimento da extração de sumo durante a primeira fase de baixa pressão na produção de vinho branco de alta qualidade;
  4. substituição ou redução de 75% de calor e substâncias químicas (por exemplo, SO2 ou dimetilcarbonato / DMDC) utilizados para melhorar a estabilização microbiológica do vinho tinto durante o controlo de infestações por Brettanomyces (Brett).

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EPS attend the 3WC 2019 in Toulouse

September 20, 2019

We thanks the organizers for the wonderful conference and all that came to visit us, we hope to seeing you soon.

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We are a partner of “BioFoodPack” project

May 20, 2019

BIOFOODPACK aims to develop a sustainable biocomposite food packaging material to actively interact with foodstuffs, leading to improved food safety with minimal processing, reducing food loss and waste. Antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of natural resources are combined with different fillers to achieve water resistant materials with enhanced mechanical and gas barrier properties and electrically conductive for in-pack sterilization by pulsed electric fields.

BIOFOODPACK will provide a food packaging material based on abundant recyclable and biodegradable biopolymers,, which will actively protect food with reduction of food waste, a huge nowadays problem. The implementation of packaged food sterilized at low temperature will extend shelflife, maintaining organoleptic and nutritional characteristics of fresh food. A multidisciplinary team will work interactively to generate innovation and market exploitable products.

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