S3Food: microbreweries benefit from data-driven fermentation management

In The S3Food project Flying Couch Brewery in Denmark has the opportunity to start a project together with Zymoscope. Various beer fermentation processes will be conducted in order to collect sufficient amount of data, to improve accuracy and reproducibility while ensuring scalability of the solution.

The goal of the project is to finalize the development of a data-driven fermentation management solution i.e. non-invasive Internet of Things solution to monitor and control fermentation in the beer industry.

9 out of 10 microbreweries in Europe do not have access to the right tools to monitor and control fermentation. If any, the breweries end up using analogue solutions, which require time-consuming manual sampling and include weak data flows. A lack of appropriate quality control results in low and inconsistent product quality, production inefficiencies and large amounts of beer and CO2 spillage.

In Europe there are over 11,000 microbreweries, which means such a solution is very welcome in the industry. Fermentation processing in microbreweries, is of high complexity due to the involvement of various raw materials, different yeast strains, numerous quality parameters, biased factors, and interventions throughout.

This project has received a validation voucher of S3Food: this voucher includes financial support for “the validation of a digital solution in a relevant environment related to a selected challenge of the food sector”.

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