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d-Limonene: extracting added value from waste citrus peel

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Citrus waste disposal is a problem faced by many citrus juice plants, which up until recent times has left companies with the dilemma of whether to invest in costly feed mills. However, there is an alternative. JBT has developed several effective ways to get added value from waste citrus peel and by-products, with some offering very substantial financial benefits.

Exploring some of the alternatives to traditional citrus peel disposal is the focus of a JBT seminar to be delivered at the forthcoming 2018 Citrus Engineering Conference, which takes place on June 7 at the Citrus Research & Education Center Lake Alfred, Florida.

In a talk on alternatives to traditional feed mills, Jose Biot, JBT’s Global Technical Manager for Citrus Processing, will focus on some of the innovative options available from JBT for the recovery of potentially valuable by-products from citrus peel.

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Valuable essential oils can be extracted from waste citrus peel

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Biot will tell delegates that traditional methods for disposing of waste citrus peel, such as feed mills, have become significantly less attractive over recent years due to rising energy operating costs required for investment in such projects. 

In particular, for small processors who generate peel volumes below the threshold typically required to make a feed mill investment profitable, taking care of the wet peel becomes a problem, with many resorting to paying to have it trucked out.

JBT’s T.A.S.T.E. Evaporator and, especially, READYGo™ d-LIMONENE are two systems that can be used by small processors to make more profitable use of citrus waste by extracting essential oils and other products from the peel.

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JBT’s READYGo d-Limonene

d-Limonene, a natural organic solvent used in aroma industry and other sectors, is one of the most lucrative by-products of the citrus extraction process.

The oil component can be collected from leftover peel without having to make a significant investment using the JBT READYGo™ d-LIMONENE recovery unit; a system that boasts up to a 95% recovery efficiency rate.

The systems, Biot will say, enable small processors to handle a sticky problem through an interesting solution, which – in the case of the JBT READYGo d-Limonene system– can provide substantial revenues at current market prices.

Click HERE for the full conference program

Read how Spain’s Zumos Palma (pictured above) benefited from JBT READYGo d-LIMONENE system

JBT’s next generation Multi Fruit Juicer boosts output and visibility

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JBT, the leading solutions provider for food and beverage processors, has launched the next generation of the highly successful Fresh’n Squeeze® Multi Fruit Juicer, which as well as offering unparalleled juicing, delivers a faster, more attractive and easy to operate version of the classic system.

Previewed at the recent National Restaurant Show 2018, JBT’s next generation Multi Fruit Juicer offers a 65% increase in juice output over the existing model, as well as a more open and appealing design.

Capable of handling up to 33 pieces of fruit per minute, the latest version of the Multi Fruit Juicer can produce 55 gallons of fresh juice during every hour of operation, up from the 33 gallons per hour delivered by the previous model. In addition to moving from a one-case to a two-case hopper, the Juicer is also markedly more attractive in appearance than its predecessor, featuring viewing windows showing the juicing process and increased visibility of stored citrus.

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The Multi Fruit Juicer was one of the star attractions at the booth of JBT Master Distributor Juicernet by Mulligan Associates at the National Restaurant Show, where company founders Bonnie and Gene Mulligan showcased the system to visitors from across North America.

Mulligan, which has been JBT’s exclusive representative in North America for the past 18 years, highlighted the system to many of its 2000 dealers from across the US and Canada as part of its 33rd consecutive appearance as an exhibitor at the trade event.

Juicernet’s co-founder Bonnie Mulligan said: “The new JBT Multi Fruit Juicer brings a real theater effect because you are able to see what’s going on inside the juicer. Eliminating all the casing and making it stainless steel makes it much easier for cleaning, while the increased speed is another huge benefit. It will help having a two-case hopper instead of a one-case hopper, and it just looks so much newer and fresher.”

Click HERE to find out more about the Fresh’n Squeeze range

JBT showcases HPP and shelf-life innovations in India

 

JBT India Roadshow

The benefits that JBT Avure’s High Pressure Processing (HPP) technology and the potential for increasing shelf-life using JBT’s Sterideal® UHT system were just two of the innovations highlighted by the successful JBT India Roadshow, which last week visited the cities of Bangalore and New Delhi. Attended by more than 60 representatives from across India’s dairy and food processing sector, the roadshow visited New Delhi on May 23 followed by Bangalore on May 25, with the focus very much on how JBT can improve efficiencies, operations and minimize downtime.

Under the heading “Partnering for innovation and growth in value added products for Dairy,” JBT presented an overview of technologies and systems for cans, plastic containers, glass bottles, flexible pouches and paperboard containers. In particular, the sessions focused on JBT In-container and In-flow technologies, the potential of JBT’s Sterideal UHT system for extending shelf-life, batch and continuous sterilization systems, and introduced JBT Avure’s HPP technology. JBT’s PRoCARE Customer Care offering for maximizing uptime and smooth operation was also highlighted to customers.

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The first event in New Delhi attracted 29 delegates from 15 leading companies based in Northern India, including globally recognized brands. A further 35 delegates from 14 companies from Southern India, again including many top names, attended the follow-up session in Bangalore.

Robert Geerts, JBT’s Manager of Sales Food & Dairy systems for the Asia Pacific region, said the events were very well received by both current and prospective customers. “Our customers were very happy to see we are enthusiastic about growing in India and have a broad product range to support their businesses,” he said. “We showed the different alternatives available for filling and sealing packaging materials, as well as the variety of ways – including HPP, UHT and ohmic heating – for pasteurizing or sterilizing different juice and dairy products.”

Geerts added: “For those who were new to JBT, the seminars were well received and most were very surprised they hadn’t heard of us before. In fact, we’ve already received emails from a number of them to discuss further some of the topics.”

Click here for more information about JBT Avure’s HPP technology

JBT’s X-Series System delivers 360º cleaning

JBT has announced the launch of the X-Series System, an innovative option designed for pre-existing or new Bin Scrubber Systems. It delivers external scrubbing for truly clean bins for handling nuts, fresh produce and other products. Based on JBT’s existing Bin Scrubber Systems, which are capable of scrubbing the inside of up to 200 bins per hour, the new X-Series System also focuses on external cleaning.

Like the previous Bin Scrubber Systems, the new system makes use of specially designed brushes to ensure a meticulous cleaning of the bottom, sides, front and back of bins.

“In contrast with previous JBT systems which scrub the inside of the bin, the optional X-Series System scrubs the outside and the bottom of the bin, meaning all four sides get cleaned, and then it goes through the process of scrubbing the interior like the S-Series Bin Scrubber System,” explains Hassan Khan, Marketing Communications Coordinator for JBT Liquid Foods.

Initially developed on a custom-build basis, the X-Series System is already attracting interest from the nut and pistachio industries, he adds.

Key features:

  • Exterior bin scrubbing brushes to clean side and bottom of bin
  • Overhead pushing conveyor (with optional multi-bin feature)
  • Bin rinsing spray manifold
  • Scrubbing tunnel with water containment design and access doors for easy cleaning and servicing

Click HERE to learn more about JBT’s Bin Scrubber Systems

For more information about the External Bin Scrubber, contact: fptinfo@jbtc.com

JBT prepares for annual Expo Pack Mexico showcase

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JBT will be using the opportunity of next month’s Expo Pack Mexico 2018, which takes place in Mexico City’s Expo Santa Fe exhibition center, to showcase a full range of innovative solutions for food and drink processors across Mexico and wider Latin America.

“We’ll be making the most of the chance to meet people from across the food and processing industries who will be present at the event, and will be showcasing our entire line for liquid foods, including citrus processing and High Pressure Processing (HPP),” explains JBT’s Regional Director for Mexico Armando Morales. “JBT has a major presence in Mexico in areas such as fruit and vegetable processing, sterilization of many food and beverage types and pasteurization systems for dairy.”

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HPP technology from JBT Avure will be highlighted at Expo Pack Mexico 2018

Morales says JBT’s specialist HPP business, Avure Technologies, also has a strong customer base across the country, particularly in avocado, juice and dairy pasteurization. The JBT stand will further highlight filling and closing technologies, including innovative systems for powdered milk and solutions for handling and processing tuna.

Jorge Brito, Latin America Sales Director for JBT, says this year’s Expo Pack Mexico will mark JBT’s 14th consecutive appearance at the event, emphasizing its ongoing importance as a forum for meeting both new and existing customers. “While it’s principally an event for Mexico, we also receive visitors from Central America, the Caribbean and the Andean countries,” he says. “For this reason, it provides an important forum for meeting customers face-to-face, where potential new customers have the chance to speak with us in person and explore new opportunities.”

JBT will be exhibiting at Stand 3610 at Expo Pack Mexico 2018 at Expo Santa Fe exhibition center, Mexico City from June 5-8. 

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JBT se alista para la exhibición anual Expo Pack México

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JBT aprovechará la ocasión que le presenta Expo Pack México 2018, a realizarse el mes que viene en el centro de exposiciones Expo Santa Fe de la Ciudad de México, para exhibir la gama completa de innovadoras soluciones para el procesamiento de alimentos y bebidas en todo México y el resto de Latinoamérica.

“Le sacaremos el mayor partido posible a la oportunidad de reunirnos con personas de las industrias alimentaria y de procesamiento de alimentos, quienes estarán presentes en el evento, y estaremos exhibiendo nuestra línea completa para alimentos líquidos, por ejemplo, para el procesamiento de cítricos y el Procesamiento de Alta Presión (HPP, por sus siglas en inglés)”, explicó el Director Regional de JBT en México, Armando Morales. “JBT ya tiene una presencia importante en México, en áreas como el procesamiento de frutas y verduras, así como en los sistemas de esterilización y pasteurización de lácteos”.

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Jorge Brito (centro) y el equipo JBT en Expo Pack Mexico 2017

Morales afirmó que Avure Technologies, la compañía de JBT especializada en HPP, también cuenta con una sólida clientela en todo el país, particularmente para la pasteurización de aguacate, jugos y lácteos. En el stand de JBT se destacarán las tecnologías de llenado y cierre, tales como los innovadores sistemas para leche en polvo, así como soluciones para el manejo y procesamiento de atún.

Jorge Brito, Director de Ventas de JBT para Latinoamérica, dijo que esta edición de Expo Pack México marca la décimo cuarta ocasión consecutiva en que JBT se presenta en el evento, lo que demuestra su importancia como un foro para reunirse tanto con clientes nuevos como actuales. “Si bien es un evento principalmente para México, también recibimos visitantes de Centroamérica, el Caribe y los países andinos”, añadió. “Es por ello que brinda un foro importante para reunirse con clientes de frente a frente, y donde los nuevos clientes potenciales pueden hablar con nosotros en persona y explorar nuevas oportunidades”.

JBT estará presente en el stand 3610 de Expo Pack México 2018, en el centro de exposiciones Expo Santa Fe de la Ciudad de México, del 5 al 8 de junio. 

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Next Generation Fresh’n Squeeze Multi Fruit Juicer makes debut at National Restaurant Show

 

JBT-Mulligan National Restaurant Show

JBT’s Next Generation Fresh’n Squeeze® Multi Fruit Juicer, which offers up to a 65% increase in juice output over the existing model, is set to make a splash at the National Restaurant Show 2018, with customers able to get a first look at a faster, more attractive and easy to operate version of the classic system.

Capable of handling up to 33 pieces of fruit per minute, the new version of the Multi Fruit Juicer can produce over 50 gallons of fresh juice during every hour of operation, up from the 30 gallons per hour delivered by the previous model. As well as moving from a one-case to a two-case hopper, the Juicer is also markedly more attractive in appearance than its predecessor, featuring viewing windows showing the juicing process and increased visibility of stored citrus.

The Multi Fruit Juicer will be one of the star attractions at the booth of JBT Master Distributor Juicernet by Mulligan Associates, Inc (#3760) where company founders Bonnie and Gene Mulligan will be showcasing the system to visitors from across North America.

New generation FnS Multi-Fruit Juicer

Mulligan, which is making its 33rd consecutive appearance as an exhibitor at the National Restaurant Show, has been JBT’s exclusive representative in North America for the past 18 years.

“We’re excited about having the opportunity to show the new Multi Fruit Juicer to visitors, including many of the 2000 dealers that we work with in the US and Canada,” says Bonnie.

“The new Multi Fruit Juicer will bring a real theatre effect to the booth because visitors will be able to see what’s going on inside the juicer. Getting rid of all the casting and making it stainless steel makes it much easier for cleaning, while the increased speed is another huge benefit.”

“It will help having a two case hopper instead of a one-case hopper, and it just looks so much newer and fresher,” she adds.

Juicernet by Mulligan Associates, featuring JBT’s Multi Fruit Juicer, will be exhibiting at Booth 3760 at the National Restaurant Show 2018 from May 19-22 at Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center. 

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