The Food Processing Technology Division (FPTD) develops next-generation technologies to maximize operational efficiency in the agricultural and manufacturing industries. Our interdisciplinary teams of expert engineers and scientists combine their skills to deliver breakthroughs in automation systems, robotics, autonomous systems, advanced sensing, environmental treatment, and energy harvesting. Our goal is to transition concepts into real-world prototypes for ultimate commercial release.
For many producers, especially those in the poultry industry, treating wastewater is a long and expensive process. Researchers at Georgia Tech are looking at some high-tech options to help the situation. Georgia Farm Monitor
GTRI senior research scientist Ilan Stern, and colleagues, are collaborating on a project, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, to build a 40,000-square-foot lighted outdoor footpath demonstrating applications of piezoelectricity for renewable energy.