Welcome to the Spring 2016 issue of PoultryTech. We have had a very exciting start to 2016.
We began the year with an outstanding showing of our Dynamic Filtration System for Poultry Processing Liquid Streams and Poultry Processing Plant Water Usage Simulation Model at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta in January, where researchers met with many industry partners and answered questions. We also tweaked our vision statement to better reflect our “thinking outside the box” approach to creating the next generation of poultry and food processing innovations . . .
To Drive Transformational Innovation in Advanced Technologies for Poultry, Agribusiness, and Food Processing
ATRP was honored to co-host the 2016 International Food Automation Networking (IFAN) Conference at the Georgia Tech Research Institute Conference Center on April 25-26, which for the first time ever was held in the United States. More than 70 food and allied industry professionals representing seven European countries, the United States, Canada, and Australia attended the two-day event, which focused on automation and technology R&D challenges/opportunities for creating the food processing system of the future.
Indeed, IFAN 2016 was such a success that attendees overwhelmingly recommended holding the next conference here in Atlanta again in 2018. I would like to express our sincere appreciation to conference founder and co-host, Koorosh Khodabandehloo of BMC, United Kingdom, as well as our 2016 sponsors: Australian Meat Processor Corporation, E+V Technology-Germany, BAADER LINCO, Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership program at Georgia Tech, and the Georgia Center of Innovation for Agribusiness.
We also held our annual Advisory Committee Meeting in May, which was well attended by our members who provided excellent feedback on the progress of our research program as well as ideas for new research thrusts. On behalf of ATRP researchers and staff, I would like to once again say “Thank You” to this outstanding group of external advisors, as much of our success would not be possible without their expertise and committed support.
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