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Innovative physical technologies for agriculture and food production


Scientific innovation for ecological and economical potentials

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Reduction of chemical pesticides

Securing crops that are threatened by climate change

Transfer of technology between science, economy and agriculture

Protecting seeds, strengthening crops

Optimization of raw materials for further processing and reduction of pollutants in food production

Building and safeguarding of new jobs through new technologies


New approaches for the German coastal hinterland

The Project „Physics For Food“ makes a contribution to structural change in the agricultural coastal hinterland of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania by using innovative physical high technology.

It is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) a spart of the ‚Wir!‘- Wandel durch Innovation in der Region’-programme

The funding program provides the impetus for new regional alliances and sustainable innovation-based structural change in structurally weak regions in Germany.

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Physics for Food

PHYSICS FOR FOOD comprises lead projects that develop physical innovations for various areas of agriculture and food processing.

Physics For Seed Treatment improves the storability and increase the germination capacity of seeds.

Physics For Cropping Systems strengthens plants against diseases, pests and environmental influences such as droughts or floods. In addition, physical methods for controlling weeds are being researched.

Physics for Storage & Food develops physical processes to decontaminate harvested crops and to increase product quality and yield.

Transfer transfers the developed innovations into technical systems and standardized procedural regulations and ensures the necessary approvals in order to initiate commercial use in the region.

Physics & Ecology aims to remove pollutants and to reduce water consumption when processing agricultural products.

Physics For Sustainable Vertical Farming researches plasma processes that are applied and tested on seeds, plants and in water in a complex plant system. Food is produced under controlled conditions in a sustainable and resource-saving manner.

Big Storage is developing and researching a special system that allows plasma-treated air to enter a practical silo. The aim is to protect several tons of grain from fungi and pests. 

Strategy and communication develops the content of the project and ensures that the research results are communicated to various target groups.




PHYSICS FOR FOOD tests different physical technologies in order to discover innovative applications for agriculture and food processing.

One focus is the testing of direct and indirect plasma processes to free seeds from bacteria, fungi and viruses and to increase the germination capacity.

PHYSICS FOR FOOD researches how Pulsed Electric Fields (PEF) processes can be used to achieve a greater yield from, for example, lupine harvests and how the end products are of better quality.

Another area of research is the use of UV-C light in manufacturing processes to make food last longer.

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The initiators

The project PHYSICS FOR FOOD was initiated in the year 2018 by Hochschule Neubrandenburg, the Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP) and Ceravis AG. The combination of highly specialised scientiests and applicants from the agricultural area guarantee applicable results with high innovational potential.

The alliance

Through the active involvement of alliance partners from industry, research, agriculture, interest groups and authorities, the skills and implementation strength of the project are continuously expanding. In a diverse alliance, PHYSICS FOR FOOD is on the way to successful innovations.

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