Pilot Plant at UMass Amherst
The Pilot Plant at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst is:
A World-Class Learning Lab
Serving the students of the University’s Food Science program, the Pilot Plant is the premier food processing laboratory on campus. It hosts the program’s key lab classes each semester. As such, the facility is unable to accept requests for use as a production space.
A Research Station for Industry
Equipped with a range of food processing equipment, analytical tools and a friendly, adaptive, and diligent team of students and professionals, the Pilot Plant helps businesses large and small understand the food product development process through targeted research projects.
Areas of research and analysis include:
- Shelf stability studies
- Process optimization
- Application development
Pilot Plant Equipment
Tray Dryer- Protor & Schwartz
VirTis Genesis Freeze Dryer- SP Scientific
Ice Cream Machine- Taylor Model 220
Supercritical CO2 extractor- Applied Separations
Smoke House- Koch Systems
Reverse Osmosis System- Koch Systems
Pilot Plant Retort- Allpax
UHT/HTST Pasteurization processing system- MicroThermics
Steam Kettles (3)- 10 gal, 20 gal, 40 gal
For more information on the pilot plant equipment, rental services and prices please contact David Prodanas.