Pulsed Electric Field food processing systems. Improve your product & production with Elea electroporation.

Elea Pulsed Electric Field food processing enhances your production line, improves the quality of your product and provides savings in time and energy. PEF opens the cells of fresh produce (electroporation) resulting in significant increases in yield, freshness, flavour and nutritional preservation.

PEF for solid food

Elea PEF Advantage Belt

PEF Advantage Belt systems process solid food products such as roots, fruits and vegetables. PEF provides many benefits to a broad range of solid food products, such as improved cutting, greater yields, energy savings, improved quality and new product opportunities.

New product opportunities

PEF for liquid food

Elea PEF Advantage Pipe

PEF Advantage Pipe systems process pumpable liquid and semi-liquid products – juices, syrups, mash and pumpable non-foods. PEF is a low-temperature alternative to pasteurization and HPP processing. PEF inactivates bacteria, increases shelf life and retains more natural nutritional value of the fresh product.

Reduce cost

PEF R&D

PEFPilot Dual

Our trial batch system designed for scientific and pilot scale applications. Explore the potential of electroporation using Pulsed Electric Fields for solid and liquid products with the world's first commercially available PEF system able to treat both.

Pilot scale

What can Elea Pulsed Electric Field food processing systems do for your product?

Elea Pulsed Electric Field systems use precise and targeted electrical pulses to open the cell membrane (electroporation) of raw products. It’s a clean, gentle and targeted process that can be used to benefit a broad range of products.

Find the right Elea PEF Advantage system for your product

We have installed more than 200 Elea PEF systems globally, working for some of the world’s leading food producers. Every Elea PEF Advantage system shares the same 24/7 production capability and is built to operate under extreme conditions.

We have the expertise, the facilities and the experience to help you get the most from Pulsed Electric Field

We take your product concept and apply our industry-leading knowledge and experience to design a system that will deliver you the greatest value. Our scientists and engineers are with you every step of the way, offering expert guidance and professional advice from concept to delivery.
PEF in chips processing

PEF solutions

With more than 200 systems installed globally, we are the world’s most popular PEF solutions provider to the food and beverage industries. Elea PEF Advantage systems are designed and manufactured at our facility in Germany to the highest standards, with each system customizable to your specific requirements.

Application support

At Elea, our experts can manage your PEF project from blueprint to production line, on-time and on-budget. Every PEF system we design is tailor-made to your specific needs. We test the efficacy of our PEF system in our custom-built pilot hall here in Quakenbrück, fully equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to emulate your production process.

Technical care & support

With our team of support engineers, options for remote maintenance and on-site spare parts, Elea keep you up, running and efficient.
We offer a full 24-hour support service around the world. Our specialist installation teams work closely with our customers to ensure smooth, swift and successful commissioning of our systems.

Learn more about Elea Pulsed Electric Field Advantage systems and how they can transform your product and enhance your production line

CHIPS & FRIES WITH PEF ADVANTAGE BELT

DRYING WITH PEF ADVANTAGE B 1

JUICE & SMOOTHIES WITH PEF ADVANTAGE PIPE

Working in partnership with our clients to get the best from Pulsed Electric Field

 Mr Frank Bianchi, plant manager for Amica chips, talks about Amica’s experience working with Elea, their PEF Advantage systems and the benefits Pulsed Electric Field treatment has brought to the Amica production line.

How Pulsed Electric Field works

How PEF effects solid food

Pulsed Electric Field causes pore formation in the cell membrane of plant and animal products, scientifically known as electroporation. Increased porosity greatly enhances mass transport in the product which provides a wide range of advantages to both products and processes.

PEF’s treatment positively affects nearly all plant and animal cells including, tubers, roots, and fruits.

Elea PEF Advantage B systems enhance cutting ability, produce a less feathered, smoother surface, improve texture and crispiness, increase quality, improve frying, reduce oil uptake, save energy and enable the development of novel product shapes – and much more.

How PEF effects liquid food

PEF inactivates the bacteria in liquid foods at low temperatures providing the perfect alternative to other processing solutions such as pasteurisation or HPP. Pore formation is induced in the bacteria when the PEF field strength exceeds the transmembrane potential, forcing the cell membrane to open, killing the bacteria and extending shelf life.

PEF is a low-temperature process that helps to preserve valuable compounds whilst having a positive effect on the overall quality
of the raw liquid product, retaining more natural nutritional value, including vitamins, antioxidants and pigments, to produce a healthier, fresher and more appetising final product.

The more open pore structure in the plant cell increases extraction potential, and more valuable compounds can be extracted without additional enzymes.

Elea PEF Advantage Pipe systems are low temperature, low maintenance and are designed and engineered for 24-hour continuous operation,
making them the best value juice processing solution.

Elea Pulsed Electric Field Advantage systems, reduce waste, save energy and conserve water

In 2020-21 Elea Pulsed Electric Field systems help to save

1
tonnes of C02
1
GJ of energy
1
m3 of water

Get more for less, greater savings and sustainability with PEF

Elea PEF Advantage systems transform food manufacturing processes – improving output. They can reduce labour water & energy costs, help streamline supply chain logistics and help to minimise retail waste.

Elea Pulsed Electric Field research and development, collaborating with DIL and our industry partners, are driving new opportunities for food processing

Pioneering new PEF applications through partnerships

New Pulsed Electric Field food processing opportunities and innovations are often driven by our collaborative R&D projects. The knowledge gained from this research is directly funnelled into new PEF solutions and applications via the Elea PEF Advantage Belt and PEF Advantage Pipe systems.

Elea is currently involved in a wide range of PEF collaborative research projects including stimulation of algae for improved growth and extraction, PEF drying optimization for improved quality and form stability and new improvements for meat processing.

Elea has built a valuable network of research partners from both academic and industry backgrounds from all over the globe.

Meet the Elea Team

Elea is made-up of the best scientific and technical minds in the sector from process engineers, food and bio technologists, mechanical and electrical engineers – all of whom specialise in PEF.

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