Purdue University Pilot Plant
What We Do
We provide the facilities and expertise to further food manufacturing research endeavors. Our functional, flexible environment is equipped for exploring traditional, innovative and emerging food processing technologies. Users receive an experience tailored to the unique needs of their project, leveraging processes and equipment that provide valuable data for full-scale manufacturing.
Department of Food Science
Kelsey Budreau- Pilot Plant Manager
745 Agriculture Mall Drive
West Lafayette, IN 47907
what we offer
Our team specializes in providing manufacturing support in the following areas. If you have needs outside of these areas, contact our team to learn more about our additional capabilities.
- Aseptic and thermal processing and packaging
- Low-moisture food
- Plant-based protein
- High Pressure Steam
- Water- RO and Potable
- Chilled Water
- Compressed Air
- Dry, Refrigerated, and Frozen Storage
The goal of FEMI is to fuel economic growth by enabling food and beverage companies to ideate, develop, and commercialize novel improved and sustainable products. Businesses may work with FEMI before scaling up in the pilot plant. Visit the FEMI webpage to learn more.