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Food Technology and Biotechnology Research Center Wels Campus

This interdisciplinary research focus is an area in which more than 10 scientific staff members and professors of the courses of studies in bio- and environmental technology, process engineering production as well as plant construction work. An excellent infrastructure with analytics equipment, pilot plants, simulation tools and even an own experimental and training brewery is available in approx.15 laboratories
 
In the field of bioenergy, one of the largest working groups in Austria is researching the production processes of "advanced biofuels" (bioethanol from straw), optimizing biogas processes and developing integrated biorefinery concepts.  In the basic research area, biodiesel production is being investigated in the "Next Generation Biodiesel" project with the help of yeasts from residues such as maize spindles and glycerin. We are currently working on 5 national and international projects (Regio13 / EU), as well as on various industrial projects. An outstanding team of analysts as well as the team Downstream processing (membrane technology, etc.) complete the working groups.

In the field of food technology, the primary goal is research on plant ingredients and their mode of action is at the molecular level. The objective is to gain an understanding of how these ingredients interfere with and control the human metabolism. From this it is possible to develop so-called functional foods. The following key areas are being dealt with:

>> Ingredients of apples and their impact on carbohydrate metabolism as well as on carcinogenicity
>> Ingredients from cabbage and apples and their effect on cytochrome activity and the liver metabolism
>> Ingredients from apples, blueberries, cherries etc. and their effects on adrenergic receptors
>> Further development of technologies in the field of protein-protein interaction

Projects

Exploratory Pilot: Food Value Network Innovation Lab

The food industry is of great economic and social importance to the Austrian society. Thus, in 2016, the production of food and beverages generated a turnover…   mehr
Participants: Rau | Mathmann | Aschauer
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Katrin Mathmann
  • Food Technology and Biotechnology

FFoQSI

The FFG programme line stipulates that COMET K1-Centres should be formed betweenscience and industry and that the work should be carried out on a competitive…   mehr
Participants: Mathmann | Weghuber | Zieher | Maier | Pitsch | Schwarzinger | Haghofer | Lasinger
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. Dr. Julian Weghuber
  • Food Technology and Biotechnology

TeaSTAR

The aim of this project is the development of innovative pharmaceutical tea products on the basis of selected tea varieties. These products shall be enriched…   mehr
Participants: Müller | Schwarzinger | Stübl
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. Dr. Julian Weghuber
  • Food Technology and Biotechnology

KuRR

Functional, caries-preventive drinks are being developed from beetroot and tested in a clinical trial in cooperation with the company Voglsam GmbH. …   mehr
Participants:
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. Dr. Julian Weghuber
  • Food Technology and Biotechnology

PhytoSTAR

This project focuses on the development of functional foods and food supplements with pronounced insulin mimetic and/or intestinal glucose uptake inhibiting…   mehr
Participants: | Haselgrübler
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. Dr. Julian Weghuber
  • Food Technology and Biotechnology

StarPATT

We have recently introduced a method that is capable of detecting and quantifying protein-protein-interactions (PPIs) in a live cell context (Schwarzenbacher,…   mehr
Participants: Lanzerstorfer | Müller
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. Dr. Julian Weghuber
  • Food Technology and Biotechnology

BF-Innenansichten eines Weizenteiges

Die Mikrostruktur eines Lebensmittels dominiert hauptverantwortlich das Texturempfinden des Konsumenten. Somit ist das objektivierte Verständnis der…   mehr
Participants: Heinzl
  • Leiter: FH-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Katrin Mathmann
  • Food Technology and Biotechnology

Regio13: Biogas+

Biogas production is a well established, widely accepted process for alternative energy production. The theoretical biogas potential is only tapped to a minor…   mehr
Kolmbauer
  • Food Technology and Biotechnology

 

Further projects

More projects in the area Food Technology and Biotechnology can be found here:
>> to WIDOK

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