Archive: 2015

The power of PEF

Mark de Boevere

International Potato Processing & Storage Convention (IPPSC) 2015

  • PEF

Mark de Boevere from Pulsemaster delivered a comprehensive overview of the latest advancements in the development of Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) equipment at an industrial scale for potato processing. His presentation was titled “Systems Using Pulsed Electric Field (PEF) Technology – An Excellent Alternative for Preheaters in the Potato Industry.”


The presentation effectively highlighted the benefits of Pulsed Electric Field technology, detailing enhanced sugar extraction levels, improved cutting, reduced feathering, and a smoother cutting surface. It also emphasized reduced frying time and improved texture and crispiness of potato products. Potatoes processed with Pulsed Electric Field become more homogeneous, evening out the structure and consequently reducing seasonal variation.

The audience engaged actively, posing numerous questions about the pulse generator principles Pulsemaster employs in manufacturing turn-key PEF systems for the industrial processing of solids like potatoes to produce French fries and crisps.

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Mark de Boevere

Workshop on Electroporation Technology for Biorefinery

  • PEF

Mark de Boevere will represent Pulsemaster as a speaker at the International Workshop on Electroporation-based Technologies for Biorefinery, which will be held in Compiègne, France, on Tuesday, January 27th and Wednesday, January 28th, 2015.

The workshop will include discussions on Pulsed Electric Fields (PEF) technology as well as other Pulsed Energy Technologies.

The topics of the ElectroBioref2015 workshop will reflect recent progress in the field of electroporation, primarily focusing on:

  • Wet and dry biomass biorefinery
  • White and blue bioprocess biorefinery
  • Food industry residues biorefinery

The Workshop provides an excellent opportunity for engaging with numerous experts in the fields of pulsed electric fields and biorefinery. The list of invited speakers, in alphabetical order, includes:

  • Gustavo V. Barbosa-Canovas, Washington State University, USA
  • Thomas A. Dempster, Arizona State University, USA
  • Giovanna Ferrari, ProdAl S.c.a.r.l. and University of Salerno, Italy
  • Damijan Miklavčič, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Uwe Pliquett, Institute for Bioprocessing and Analytical Measurement Techniques, Germany
  • Justin Teissié, Institute of Pharmacology and Structural Biology, France
  • Eugène Vorobiev, University of Technology of Compiègne, France

The Workshop is organized by the University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC) and ESCOM (École Supérieure de Chimie Organique et Minérale), in cooperation with the European Network for Development of Electroporation-based Technologies and Treatments (EP4Bio2Med – COST Action TD1104).