INCOTEC Excursion & ALV

Geplaatst door Maarten Schutyser

woensdag 27 maart 2024

On 26 March a group of 25 NWGD members visited INCOTEC for an excursion and the General Assembly. Paul Ooteman welcomed us and introduced the group to the world of seed technology, the activities of Incotec and why drying processes are so relevant to the production of seeds. After the introduction the group was split into three subgroups, which were given a guided tour through the facilities. Several type of equipment were shown ranging from seed coating to different drying equipment and seed quality and sorting devices. After the tour the expert groups brainstormed about what new developments could help INCOTEC to develop next generation of drying equipment. Several interesting ideas were discussed. After the brainstorm Julia Veser (PhD at WUR) gave a presentation on her research focusing on the impact of drying on seed quality. She explained amongst others how glass transition curves can help optimizing seed drying processes. Finally, the ALV of NGWD was held. Marcel Geboers from Koster Keunen Holland B.V. became a new NWGD board member after Joost Beekman from DSM stepped down.

Nederlandse werkgroep drogen

De Nederlandse Werkgroep Drogen (NWGD) stimuleert de ontwikkeling en toepassing van duurzame droogtechnologie in Nederland. Sinds 1974 verbindt de NWGD droogexperts in Nederland door thematische excursies, symposia en andere activiteiten.

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