Complete solutions for commercial food and beverage production with biomass fermentation

More than ever, consumers are clamouring for alternatives to traditional foods and beverages that still offer the flavours, textures and nutrients they are used to. If you’ve developed an innovative, single-cell product that meets these demands, your choice of partner can play a big role as you prepare to move to commercial production. At Tetra Pak®, we can work with you at every step of the way: from adapting your process for upscaling, to successfully launching your products and growing your business in the future.
 

No matter if your process involves filamentous fungi or mycelia, yeast or algae, we give you the integrated edge to manage strategic issues from end to end. Our experts work together with your team to understand the needs of your process and your strain, and help you choose and configure the optimal technologies from our market-leading portfolio of adaptable solutions. With 70 years of food production experience, we also offer in-depth knowledge to support you in solving your challenges and executing your plans – whatever they may be.

Upstream processing

Upstream processing includes all the equipment before the bioreactor. These processes are all about creating the optimal environment in which your strain can grow – while preventing contamination from unwanted and competing organisms. Aseptic handling and sterilization, which are traditionally downstream concerns in other types of food and beverage processes, are therefore critical in the design of upstream solutions for biomass fermentation.

We have decades of experience developing highly hygienic solutions for aseptic processing of food and beverages. Based on the needs of your strain, we can work with you to find the right solutions for flexible, reliable and cost-effective performance in your upstream processes. 

Browse some of the relevant technologies below and contact us today to learn more.

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Upstream processing equipment

heat exchanger

Heat exchangers

Heat exchangers

Heat treatment is critical for food safety, product quality, and cost-effective, sustainable processing. Our solutions ensure consistently high-quality results.

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PDC Powder solutions

PDC Powder solutions

Our Product Development Centres for Powder can help you with the right solutions so you’ll always get high-quality results.

Tetra Pak High Shear Mixer

Tetra Pak High Shear Mixer

Tetra Pak High Shear Mixer

The Tetra Pak® High Shear Mixer is a complete mixing solution solving any problem of lumping or fat separation to produce a homogeneous product.

Processing Components

Processing components

Processing components

Our processing components open a world of opportunities for food & beverage producers. Optimise processes, add value and keep ahead of the pack with Tetra Pak.

Bioreactors

A number of variables go into choosing the right bioreactor. Creating the optimal conditions for the strain is of course the main priority, but there are also a number of important practical considerations: from scalability of the technology, to useability for your operators, to CAPEX as well as OPEX.

 

Whether you are preparing for pilot testing or designing a full-scale commercial plant, we can support you in finding the optimal bioreactor solution to match your needs. Our fermentation experts can work with your team to better understand your processes, and thereby help you explore the range of equipment available to you.

Downstream processing

Downstream processing includes all the equipment after the bioreactor. The equipment needed for downstream processing will be dependent on both the needs of your strain as well as the nature of your intended products. With experience from a diverse array of different food and beverage processes, Tetra Pak® experts can help you identify potential solutions for your downstream challenges. This includes everything from technologies for concentrating, dewatering, filtering and washing your microbial biomass, to equipment for formulating, moulding and forming finished food products and more. 

 

Browse some of the relevant technologies below and contact us today to 

learn more.

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Downstream processing equipment

Ultra filtration unit

Membrane Filtration

Membrane Filtration

Discover how Tetra Pak's membrane filtration solutions help save water in food production by treating excess water for reuse. Learn about our reverse osmosis te

Tetra Pak Separator Bactofuge

Separation

Separation

Whether you separate milk or remove particles from juice, you’ll get excellent product quality, efficiency and flexibility from our separation equipment.

heat exchanger

Heat exchangers

Heat exchangers

Heat treatment is critical for food safety, product quality, and cost-effective, sustainable processing. Our solutions ensure consistently high-quality results.

Tetra Pak Drainer Washer 2

Draining & Washing

Draining & Washing

High-volume cottage cheese production requires specialised equipment. Our solution integrates a draining belt, extra rinsing where needed, and blending.

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Ice cream extrusion

Ice cream extrusion

For novelty ice creams, extrusion is the way to go. Our equipment is almost twice as fast as competitor solutions, meaning better ROI and profitability.

AUTOMATION AND DIGITALISATION SOLUTIONS

Smart integration to optimise your operations – every day.

From ensuring end-to-end traceability to simplifying daily tasks for your operators, automation and digitalisation play an integral role in commercial biomass fermentation production. Tetra Pak® offers a suite of solutions designed for operational flexibility and scalability, giving you access to valuable data to minimise risks – and maximise returns. Visit our automation page to learn how we can help integrate, optimise and connect your plant solutions to enable better everyday decision making 

PACKAGING

A smart packaging choice for shelf-stable food

Innovative, forward-looking food products should get innovative, forward-looking packaging solutions. For shelf-stable foods featuring biomass-fermentation-derived ingredients, Tetra Recart® is a smart choice.

 

Tetra Recart has been developed to serve the evolving needs of food producers as well as consumers and retailers. Discover the benefits it can offer your product – and how it can help your brand to stand out on the shelves.

TETRA PAK SERVICES

Service solutions – tailored to your needs

With Tetra Pak® as your partner, you can count on support throughout the lifecycle of your operations. We have a wide portfolio of service solutions that can be customised to match your goals as your business evolves. Working together with your team, our experts can evaluate new ways to optimise performance and costs, and ensure you always have safe, reliable processing.

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New Food

We’re collaborating with partners worldwide to solve tomorrow’s food challenges with solutions for biomass and precision fermentation, and meat cultivation.

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New ways to enrich beverages

Enriched beverages come in many varieties. Dairy and plant-based drinks, sports drinks and fruit juices are only a few that are enriched with various nutrients.

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Supporting your New Food innovations

The right technology is important for product innovation. To turn your idea into a commercially viable product, you also need the right insights and resources.

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