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Dr Anne Marie Henihan
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DPTC - The Dairy Processing Technology Centre

The Dairy Processing Technology Centre (DPTC) is an industry–academic collaborative research centre, hosted by the University of Limerick, with a research agenda driven by the long-term growth opportunities for the dairy sector created by the removal of milk quotas in 2015.

DPTC has been established as a centre of excellence for dairy processing research and innovation. The Centre will help to fuel growth in the Irish dairy sector by performing research focused on cost-efficient processing, facilitating a step-change in environmental sustainability and creating, validating and commercialising a pipeline of science and technology-based manufacturing platforms for dairy ingredients. The foundation of the DPTC is a strong, long-term industry–academic collaborative partnership that will develop, build and translate the knowledge and capabilities in dairy processing that are needed today and for the long-term growth development of the sector. Current members of the Centre are the industry partners Arrabawn Co-op, Aurivo Co-op, Carbery Group, Dairygold Co-op, Glanbia Ingredients Ireland, Kerry Group, Lakeland Dairies and Tipperary Co-op, and together with Teagasc, University College Cork, University College Dublin, and NUI Galway, and collaborating partner institutions Dublin City University, Dublin Institute of Technology, and Institute of Technology Tallaght.

Research areas:

  • Efficiencies – cost competitiveness in dairy processing.
  • Process development – next generation dairy processing science and technology.
  • Product innovation – innovating for value through dairy processing.
  • Quality and safety – product quality and safety by design.
  • Environmental sustainability – towards a zero emissions dairy industry.
Research performed by:

  • University of Limerick
  • Teagasc
  • University College Cork
  • University College Dublin
  • NUI Galway
  • Dublin City University
  • Trinity College Dublin
  • TU Dublin 
  • Institute of Technology Tallaght

DPTC Website