Bioproduction of raw materials for 3D printing


The food technology industry is developing rapidly. For this industry, it is more important than ever to be able to change quickly, adapt processes and seize opportunities. Within the sector, the demand for smart industry is also increasing, with a growing importance for 3D food printing. Obtaining high-quality, low-cost raw material is both a challenge and an opportunity.


Thanks to  IKERA RD8 technology, opportunities have opened up to satisfy the demand for innovative raw materials from organic products .Since this processing of the organic products can be carried out at room temperatures, none of the natural qualities are lost.


Thermal energy is the main source of energy used which can be obtained from renewable energies such as CSP, MINI-CSP, FVT, biomass and residual heat, as well as non-renewable energies or a combination of the above mentioned.

The original product first is moved into a tank from which we ensure its homogenisation, after which to continue through the IKERA RD8 physical reactor. Here only H₂O evaporates and is then condensed and mineralised as needed. Alternatively the water can also be disposed of due to the high quality.

The remaining solid part, with a desired humidity as low as 0,2%, still holds all its qualities as it has been processed at room temperature and it is free of bacteria.

The final stage of the process is for the remaining solid part to be the transferred from the reactor to the packing station.


Viability studies have been carried out into hundreds of organic products and bio-wastes such as fruit peels and fruits, vegetables, leaves, flowers among many others.

The resulting properties are of high quality, maintaining all their aromas and qualities thanks to the innovative Non-Thermal Process involved.

At the moment we are looking for industrial partners or venture capital for industrial scaling.

Lecturas de interés

A General Review of Methods and Materials for 3D Food Printing, – https://3dprint.com/266850/a-general-review-of-methods-and-materials-for-3d-food-printing/
Food is definitely the most delicious application of 3D printing. Let’s explore the exciting movement of 3D printed food!

A Review of 3D Food Printing Technology, Paphakorn Pitayachaval1, , Nattawut Sanklong1
and Anantapoom Thongrak1 School of Industrial Engineering, Institute of Engineering, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand

3D food printing: paving way towards novel foods

3D food printing: paving way towards novel foods