This panel will focus on:
- What are the challenges in both upstream & downstream processing when it comes to sustainability, and costs (i.e. energy/water use?)
o Sustainability/Energy Efficiency
o Capital/Operating Costs
o Cascade Processing/Side stream Valorization
o Collaboration between different players
o Product/Ingredient quality and consistency
- Why is there a need for collaboration between upstream & downstream processing companies?
- What are the possible innovations & solutions – and how can upstream & downstream processes complement each other?
o Energy efficiency (drying, milling, extrusion)
o New equipment innovations (spray drying vs ring drying)
o How to integrate different techniques to optimize solutions?
- How to integrate to optimize solutions?
o What do the customers demand? What do they want? "