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Profile

The German Institute of Food Technologies (DIL) is a private, independent and non-profit research provider. With around 150 member companies from the food industry and related fields, DIL operates as a research institute working in the areas of product development, process development and analytics.

DIL considers placing itself into the innovation framework of EIT Food as the unique opportunity to support its partners in the innovation process and to establish new collaborations along the entire food value chain system.

Competences & Capabilities

DIL fosters knowledge transfer from research into industry:

  • Process  development:  design,  construction  and  manufacturing of machinery
  • Novel     process     technologies:     Pulsed     Light,     Pulsed  Electric  Fields,  High  Pressure  Processing,  Extrusion, shock wave, 3D-prining, robotics
  • Processing     of     alternative     proteins,     meat,     chocolate and dairy products
  • Biotechnology
  • Trainings  for  professionals:  quality  management,  manufacturing of feed, food extrusion, PEF school
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Consumer Science
  • Innovation Centre
DIL

Prof.-von-Klitzing-Str. 7 D, 49610 Quakenbrück, Germany

http://www.dil-ev.de

Contact

Dr. Peter Holl p.holl@dil-ev.de
+32 25 03 31 72

Partner in the following EIT Food projects

DIL
Innovation

PROVE - Functionalisation and valorisation of PROteins of VEgetable sources

As the world’s population continuously grows, achieving global food security, producing sufficient nutritious food that everyone can access, and doing so sustainably, is one of the greatest challenges faced today.

DIL
Innovation

HPHC - Development and application of hydrocolloids functionalised by dynamic high pressure

Improving the functionality, stability and quality of thickening agents

DIL
Education

How Food is Made? Understanding Food Processing Technologies

Have you ever wondered how your food is processed before it reaches your plate? Find out with this online course.

DIL
Education

Animal Feed Production: Feed Quality & Safety

Explore animal feed manufacturing, and learn the best processes and systems for optimising animal feed quality and safety.

DIL
Innovation

TriboTec: Protein enrichment and fractionation of side streams by dry tribo-electrostatic separation technology

Triboelectric separation is a technology which is so far used in mineral processing. The water-free separation is based on the induced electrical contact charge of particle surfaces.

DIL
Innovation

ISP - Isolation and Application of Plant-based Ice Structuring Proteins in Frozen Foods

Temperature fluctuations during storage of frozen foods result in big chunks of ice causing major quality defects of the product. A controlled deceleration of recrystallization processes can be achieved by specific ice structuring proteins (ISP). So far, the only food-grade available ISP are based on animal or GMO sources.

DIL
Education

Circular Food Generator Track

Food Generator Track is a competition which challenges Master or PhD students of 3 Universities to develop new, innovative solutions for and from food losses of production facilities and retail activities.

DIL
Innovation

Low-Energy Electron Beam (LEEB) to inactivate viruses and microorganisms on heat sensitive raw materials without affecting quality

Fruits, berries, vegetables, grains, herbs and spices are promoted as healthy foods that are consumed fresh or as part, for example snack bars, breakfast cereals or ready-to-eat meals.

DIL

ACTinEITFOOD

Project with the German Federal Ministry of Research and Education

DIL
Innovation

MAKE-IT! An infrastructure to hack simpler and smarter food value chains 2020

Creating smarter and simpler food value chains across Europe requires an infrastructure and capacity to stimulate and support innovation and entrepreneurship.

DIL
Regional Innovation Scheme

RIS Research Infrastructure Network

Connecting publicly funded agrifood research infrastructure to the market.

The application period for Poland has been extended to June 14!

DIL
Entrepreneurship

MAKEit

To create smarter and simpler food value chains across Europe we need to develop both infrastructure and capacity which stimulate and supports
innovation and entrepreneurship.

DIL

Advancing careers in the food system

EIT Food’s Professional Development Framework aims to provide a key resource for the food sector by creating an integrated approach to develop a skilled, innovative workforce.

DIL
Innovation

ThermoBlue

Developing a natural blue food colouring

DIL
Education

From Leaf to Root – Holistic Use of Vegetables

Many vegetables including sweet corn, artichokes, potato and cabbage (e.g. Brussels sprouts) are not holistically used in food production although they are safe to consume (without or with further processing). In some cases, more than 50% of the nutritional valuable material is left in the fields or not further valorized.

DIL
Innovation

From side streams to tasty meat alternatives and hybrids (TASTE2MEAT)

Using new alternative proteins ingredients to produce high quality meat alternatives

DIL
Entrepreneurship

Seedbed Incubator

A 6-month programme that aims to transform innovative ideas and research breakthroughs into market-validated business propositions.

DIL
Innovation

VALOCAKE, Valorization of rapeseed press cake as multi-functional food ingredients and tasty food

It is a global challenge to ensure sufficient food to feed future generations while utilizing natural resources in a sustainable manner.

DIL
Education

Professional Development Framework

EIT Food’s Professional Development Framework aims to provide a key resource for the food sector by creating an integrated approach to develop a skilled, innovative workforce.

DIL
Regional Innovation Scheme

RIS Public Sector Representatives Activity Line

Capacity building and education for the public sector

DIL
Entrepreneurship

EIT Food Accelerator Network

Partnering with the world-leading corporates & research institutions in the agrifood space