Key Sectoral Challenges
Predictive & Adaptive Processing
Increasing efficiencies, product yield, product quality and functionality through the understanding of seasonal variability in milk composition.
Reducing the Irish Dairy Processing industry’s greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water usage, and valorising low-value process and waste streams to meet national and global sustainability targets.
Identifying food safety risks to the dairy industry from emerging contaminants, enabling industry partners to proactively address customer and regulatory challenges.
DPTC Research Programme
In response to the key sectoral challenges, we have developed a comprehensive and multidisciplinary research programme that encompasses the three research themes supported by a complementary Dairy Process and Engineering Test Bed. The DPTC research programme leverages future technologies, technical and scientific expertise, and aims to boost the innovative capability and efficiencies of the dairy processing industry. For further details visit the Capabilities section.
Our core research programme spans across three Research themes, which are supported by a complementary ENABLING PLATFORM DAIRY PROCESS AND ENGINEERING TEST BED. The DPTC research programme leverages future technologies, technical and scientific expertise, and aims to boost the innovative capability and efficiencies of the dairy processing industry.