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The international quality competitions of the German Butcher Association (DFV) take place on the competition area in Hall 12. Here, every butcher's shop involved can compete with the diversity of craftsmanship and the quality of its products in an international comparison. Not only the trophies, medals and certificates make the competitions attractive. They are also an important tool that companies use for self-monitoring and quality improvement.

The ‘International Quality Awards’ are organised by the German Butchers’ Association as part of the IFFA 2019. The aim is to underscore the immense importance of artisan made products and the tradition of these specialities. The awards should emphasise the quality of the products and are a great way for a company to promote itself.



The IFFA Forum combines expert lectures during the morning with practical examples from exhibitors in the afternoon, and highlighting an important industry trend every day. On Saturday, the forum will start in the afternoon, focusing on the topic "Food Trends: Ingredients". On Sunday everything in the forum revolves around "butcher’s trade and sales". The fair Monday will be dedicated to the top topic "Production Optimization and Digital Solutions", on Tuesday experts and exhibitors will shed light on the current state of "Food Safety". On Wednesday, May 8, the IFFA Forum will be dedicated to the theme of "Packaging", the final day of the fair, which will be held in the morning, and will be dedicated to "Resource Efficiency". All lectures are in German or English and will be translated simultaneously. The forum is free of charge and open to all trade visitors.


At the IFFA Kitchen visitors can see a production line with meat-processing machines in operation. Under realistic circumstances, food engineers will demonstrate how sausage is made several times a day – and the finished product will be available for tasting immediately afterwards.  


Go on a journey of discovery, and join one of the thematic tours of the fair to exciting novelties. For the first time for this year's IFFA, we are offering the "IFFA Discovery Tours" in the fringe program. Guided tours of various topics are offered daily from 4 to 9 May 2019. Participation in the approximately 1,5-hour tour is free of charge.


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11:25 — 11:45 AM
May 9 '19

What combined cooling, heat and power can achieve in industrial applications

A best practice example regarding a combined heat, cooling and power plant is presented , which was awarded „CHP plant of the year 2017“ by the publication „Energie & Management“. The project demonstrates how a combined heat, cooling and power plant can provide a highly efficient supply of electricity, heat and cooling in the food industry.

The heart of the plant is a natural gas operated CHP-unit with a rated electric power of approx. 1.3 MWel. The distinctive feature of the energy network is that the heat of the CHP unit can be used flexibly at various temperature levels:

- steam can be produced for the use in the food production
- heat can be produced for the heating of buildings and offices
- cooling energy can be produced

The cooling energy is produced by an individually designed absorption chiller “congelo” using an ammonia-water-solution as a working fluid. The chiller is operated with heat provided by the CHP unit and can provide cooling energy to -10°C. Furthermore, the CHP unit can provide emergency power in the case of an electric grid failure. In a matter of minutes the electric supply for the cooling facilities on the site can be maintained.

The complete plant possesses a high efficiency of up to 95% during operation. In comparison to conventional solutions primary energy of up to 30% can be saved. This results in savings of 1,800 tonnes of CO2 per year.

During the presentation the complete approach starting with the energy concept created for the site up to the realization of the demonstration project is presented. Both speakers will report on the project planning, the systems engineering, as well as the scientific monitoring of the project.



Institut für Energietechnik IfE GmbH an der Ostbayerischen Technischen Hochschue Amberg-Weiden
AGO AG Energie + Anlagen
Subject to change without notice

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