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The next ERBSLÖH Juice and Fruit Wine Seminar is just around the corner and there are still a few places left!

From Thursday, 21 March to Friday, 22 March 2024, the ERBSLÖH Juice and Fruit Wine Seminar will take place in Rotenburg an der Fulda (Germany) – this year in cooperation with Bucher Unipektin AG!

ERBSLÖH Juice and Fruit Wine Seminar 2024
Please download the full programme. (Photo: Erbslöh)

ERBSLÖH Geisenheim GmbH is a medium-sized and internationally active company in the Rheingau. Since 1964, the company has focussed on beverage technology. With its innovative products and processes, ERBSLÖH focuses on the needs of its customers. In addition to the fruit juice processing sector, the company also offers solutions for the wine, beer and spirits industries. Yeasts, nutrients or enzymes – ERBSLÖH is up to any challenge.

Bucher Unipektin AG is a competent partner and supplier of individual machines and complete systems for solid-liquid separation, filtration, juice treatment and concentrate production. The beverage technologies are mainly used for the production of fruit juices and purees as well as in beer filtration.

The seminar’s lecture programme will cover various interesting topics, with experts from theory and practice talking about their experiences in the industry. Among others, Dr Michael Welte from Bucher Unipektin AG will report on dealcoholisation technology. Stefan Wenghoefer from ERBSLÖH Geisenheim GmbH will give an overview of plant proteins as a gelatine alternative. Dr Christof Steingaß from Hochschule Geisenheim University will speak about the production of pineapple juice using innovative technologies and Petros Kapasakalidis from Hellenic Juices will talk about the different quality aspects in the production of citrus essential oils.

The full programme, all information about the two-day seminar and the opportunity to register can be found on the ERBSLÖH website at

During Fruit Attraction, SHAFFE organized the seminar “How the sustainable produce sector could look like in 2030”, which was held on October 6, 2021 in a hybrid conference format, where SHAFFE representatives had the opportunity to share some of the learnings and insights from the last 8 months of work, and visions of what the Southern Hemisphere’s sustainability strategy should look like.

“Sustainability is not a foreign issue for Southern Hemisphere fruit exporters. In fact, it is a matter in which each member of SHAFFE is making great and diverse efforts at both production and export levels. Therefore, SHAFFE’s objective is to generate a strategy that not only reflects where the fresh fruit industry of the South is heading, but also the aspects that are important for markets and consumers in these matters”, says Charif Christian Carvajal, SHAFFE President.

Nelly Hajdu, Secretary General SHAFFE stressed the importance of developing a sustainability strategy for the Southern Hemisphere. “Our purpose with task force is to invite all our members to build a White Paper on Sustainability. We are all united by common challenges about it, therefore, the way forward is to face them together, collaboratively and with a common strategy”.

During the task force process the following 10 common Southern Hemisphere Sustainability Challenges have been identified:

  1. Water
  2. Public-Private Partnerships
  3. Biosafety, biodiversity and waste reduction
  4. Communication and education
  5. Complexity and duplication of external sustainability requirement
  6. Carbon emissions and trade
  7. Financing, investment and economic viability
  8. People
  9. Measuring and reporting
  10. Preserving the ecosystem

“We hope to have the White Paper ready within the next few weeks, with practical, real and possible actions to be taken by 2030“, says Carvajal.

The SHAFFE sustainability committee is made up of Marta Bentancur from Uruguay, Paul Hardman from South Africa, Ricardo Adonis from Chile, Jorge Souza from Brazil, Gary Jones from New Zealand and Gabriel Wasserman from Argentina, who will also lead the group.

The conference at Fruit Attraction brought together live and virtual SHAFFE members from Argentina (Alejandro Pannunzio and Gabriel Wasserman) Brazil (Jorge de Souza), Perú (Sergio del Castillo), Uruguay (Marta Bentancur), South Africa (Paul Hardman), Chile (Ricardo Adonis and Charif Christian Carvajal), and New Zeland (Alan Pollard).

ERBSLÖH Juice and Fruit Wine Seminar 2020
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Erbslöh Geisenheim GmbH has issued an invitation to the latest International Juice and Fruit Wine Seminar in Rotenburg an der Fulda (Germany) on 26 and 27 March 2020. For the third time the Göbel’s Hotel Rodenberg will provide the perfect setting for specialist presentations on beverage research and process technology in fruit and vegetable processing. More than 120 experts from the fruit juice and cider industries are expected. The Rheingau company is organising the seminar in cooperation with leading processing industry suppliers and renowned applied research institutions. The programme includes a wide range of presentations on topics such as “Processing of particularly difficult apples”, “New research and analysis findings”, “Filtration”, “Fermentation”, and “Sensory aspects when manufacturing purées and citrus products”. The event will end with a moderated tasting of innovative, premium quality fruit wine products.