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Pilot Plant

The Department of Food Science maintains three pilot plant facilities which are available on a fee-for-service basis for general food product processing studies, and equipment and process evaluations. There is a variety of equipment (kettles, tanks, retorts, mixing devices, cookers, heat exchangers, pumps, etc.) already available in the Department and all of the major utilities exist to allow for most types of processes and equipment.

Current pilot plant processing capabilities include:

  • Confectionery
  • Fruit and Vegetable
  • General Food and Dairy

Here is the list of available Pilot Plant Equipment.

For more information on available equipment, services, scheduling, etc., contact Ray Van Cleve, Pilot Plant Manager at: 608-890-1843.