Smart Ingredients

Development of microencapsulant matrices to protect, mask or make controlled release of bioactive compounds and extracts, enhancing the healthy properties of foods and nutraceuticals.

Bee Health 2020 LatAm

Apiary monitoring to identify health risks for bees in Latin America and training for beekeepers to provide preventive tools to improve the health and productivity of their hives

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Sustainable agricultural landscape

More and better production of fruits, seeds and vegetables integrating agricultural landscape and biodiversity conservation in commercial orchards, favoring pollination of native bees and biological pest control

Biorefinery

Extraction of new ingredients from discards and agro-industrial residues; creation of added value for companies by expanding their product portfolio with natural ingredients and formulation of natural additives for "clean labels".

Techno-Economic and Life Cycle Analysis

Determination of technical/economic feasibility and environmental impact of projects of various kinds through modeling and simulation of production processes

Agriculture, Food and ingredients

Chile seeks to position itself among the 10 world leaders in healthy eating, which requires incorporating technologies, expanding the export network, ensuring compliance with international rules and regulations, always taking into account the preservation of natural resources.

The objective is to advance towards processes framed in a circular economy, exploiting to the maximum the resources in each productive process.

Products

New food grade products based on essential oils, functional lipids and proteins, among others.

Development of Extracts with specific characteristics of nutritional interest, through sustainable processes.

Services

  • Obtaining ingredients and additives through innovative techniques such as supercritical extraction and microencapsulation.
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  • New prototypes and products, with a focus on waste recovery from the agri-food industry.
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  • Pest control monitoring and management service.
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  • Beehive monitoring service.

Research lines

  • Agro:
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  • Application of scientific, technological and management innovations aimed at sustainable agriculture.
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  • Applied ecology for sustainable crop management.
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  • Pollination research.
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  • Beekeeping focused on bee health.
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  • Implementation of intelligent crops with photovoltaic energy and use of sensors.
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  • Urban farm projects development.
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  • Food:
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  •  Functional Food development.
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  •  Piloting of new products for the industry.
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  •  Application of technologies aimed at food safety.
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  • Ingredients:
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  • Valorisation of bioactive compounds from vegetable raw materials and waste from the agri-food sector.
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  • Formulation of ingredients and their incorporation in high value applications, such as functional foods for human and animal consumption, cosmetics and nutraceuticals.