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Decontamination with Ice

SME Instrument, Horizon 2020, FTI - Fast Track to Innovation



ThorIce Chilling Solutions, a supplier of unique cooling solutions for food processing, has in 2023 completed its Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) project, co-funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Framework Programme. The goal of the “Decontamination with Ice” project was to fine-tune Thor Ice’s technology and scale it up for use in commercial plants and assess its efficiency in chilling and reducing the number of Campylobacter cases.

In Europe every year more than 9 million people are infected with Campylobacter or other food bacteria. Chilling down the bird’s core temperature to a lower level has been shown as a highly efficient chilling method and a method for the dramatic reduction of Campylobacter. The IceGun® solution was installed in one of the largest poultry factories in Europe, Volailles de Keranna (VDK), a participant in the ChillBact project. The IceGun® technology was bolted onto the existing lines in the air chiller.

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ThorIce Chilling Solutions

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ThorIce Chilling Solutions


Gate2Growth has collaborated closely with ThorIce to develop pertinent content for the FTI application and coordinate activities among the consortium's five parties. Our team also provided valuable advice on business and funding strategies, as well as guidance on meeting project reporting requirements.

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