Seeking technology for increasing the shelf life of carrots in industrial environment of up to 8 months

  • Olzhas from Qaztech Ventures
  • From Kazakhstan
  • Very responsive
  • Project Size Range : 50,000 - 250,000 €
  • Deadline completed
    The submission process for new proposals is closed. Proposals submitted before the deadline will follow the standard evaluation process.

Desired outcome

Can be a game-changer technology
- The technology should work at a temperature of -1 to 2 C, humidity 95-98%.
- The technology should be non-waste, safe, not affecting the taste and color.
- Storage technology should have minimum requirements for changes in the design of the vegetable store.

Qaztech Ventures
Qaztech Ventures

Details of the Innovation Need

The company is engaged in the cultivation and storage of carrots and other crops. Current shelf life of carrots in production environment is 4.5 months. Also, the carrot is susceptible to infection by diseases caused by fungi of the genus Scierotinia scierotiorum and Botrytis cinerea, which in some cases, affecting up to 30% of stored carrots. CURRENT STORAGE CONDITIONS: The company lays carrots for storage immediately after harvesting separately from other vegetables. Storage humidity 95-98%. Carrots are placed in containers (wooden with a metal frame, of volume of 350-380 kg) in 6 rows. There is active ventilation equipment and refrigeration unit. The volume of the chamber is 800 tons.

Related Keywords

  • Industrial manufacturing, Material and Transport Technologies
  • Packaging / Handling
  • Physical Sciences and Exact Sciences
  • Agriculture and Marine Resources
  • Agrofood Industry
  • Technologies for the food industry
  • Food Additives/Ingredients/Functional Food
  • Food Processing
  • Food Technology
  • Food quality and safety
  • Micro- and Nanotechnology related to agrofood
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • Food and feed ingredients

About Qaztech Ventures

Main Kazakhstan public operator in Kazakhstan responsible for startups, venture financing and corporate innovation policies and funding. Strong link to medium and large industrial companies in Kazakhstan. Till 2018 known as National Agency for Technological Development.

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