The National Centre of Excellence for Food Engineering is a catalyst for innovation, forward thinking and problem solving.
They focus on tackling food industry challenges such as productivity, health, minimising waste and reducing energy use, as well as supporting the food and drink industry by developing new and enhanced facilities, processes and equipment, and creating a skilled, knowledgeable workforce.
Based in Attercliffe, Sheffield, the research-led centre includes pilot-scale production facilities, laboratories, workshops and teaching spaces. Students can also access the plant room — the beating heart of the facility — to control and study the building's bespoke environment.
Amongst their current projects they are looking at how to reduce energy wastage in baking processes, reducing the fat and salt content of baked cheese products, and enhancing rice milling as well as looking at how it can achieve greater value from