Food processing development projects receive £11m funding

More than 30 collaborative business-led food processing and manufacturing development projects have received £11m worth of funding from the Technology Strategy Board, Defra, the Scottish government, the BBRSC and the EPSRC.

The work will lead to the development of technologies and processes that could, for example, increase efficiency and reduce waste in the beef supply chain, increase bread manufacturing efficiency and sustainability and introduce more energy-efficient air distribution systems for cooling food factories.

Including investment by the participating companies, the total value of the projects is in excess of £23m.