Elea Vertriebs- und Vermarktungsgesellschaft mbH

Elea (Elea Vertriebs- und Vermarktungsgesellschaft mbH), Quakenbrueck, Germany, is a SME focused on the development and installation of pulsed electric fields (PEF) in the food industry. The main applications of PEF are focused on the treatment of whole fruits and vegetables to enhance the juice extraction, facilitate the cut, or microbial inactivation to extend shelf life or as an alternative to traditional thermal pasteurization processes. Elea PEF systems use precise and targeted electrical pulses to open the cell membrane with no adverse effects to the produce. It’s a clean, gentle and targeted approach which can be used across a broad range of products to achieve high quality, as well as bringing a new level of efficiency to the process without the use of chemicals. The full capability of these systems has yet to be realized and we are working to unravel even more benefits across other sectors in the future. We’re are continuously discovering new applications for Elea PEF.

Role in FOX:

  • Supporting with PEF knowledge for mild preservation and low oxygen juice extraction
  • Investigating drying process assisted by PEF and to develop and construct mobile PEF unit for the drying assistance
  • Supporting the overall dissemination and communication activities