Innovative food processing technology


Food processing with nanosecond Pulsed Electric Fields (nanoPEF) inactivates spoilage micro-organisms and pathogens without changes of original taste, flavor and nutrient content of the processed beverages with substantial reduction of CO2 emissions

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About us

PEF Technologies B.V. is a start-up company which has been founded in 2018. Our team unites highly skilled professionals in the field of pulsed power electronics. During the years of experience we have acquired a lot of unique “know how” knowledge in the building of nanosecond pulse generators for the generation of high current electron beams.

The problems of food and beverages preservation and reduction of energy consumption are daily problems and not new. Our solution is to apply nanosecond pulsed electric fields to the food and beverages preservation. After a number of initial tests on proof of principle concept we came to the conclusion on technical and commercial feasibility of food and beverages preservation with the use on nanosecond high voltage pulses (nanoPEF).

Currently, we are busy with optimization of first nanoPEF prototype 100 l/h. If you want to know more about our technology and how it could be beneficial for your business, we are glad to help. Please, fill in the contact form below and we will reach you back in a short time.

Our Team

MEEUWES BUITEN, Managing Director

Meeuwes has 35+ years of experience within dairy industry. During last years he served as a Supply Chain Director at Royal FrieslandCampina.  Under his guidance several production facilities were successfully launched.

YULIA MITKO, Marketing & Sales Director

Yuliya has 7+ years of experience in marketing and sales. Holds a master degree in physics. She is proficient in both technical and commercial aspects of business. In past, she successfully served as a commercial and sales project manager in big corporations.

VALERIY MITKO, Technology Director

Valeriy has 10+ years of experience in technical development and project management. He successfully governed and executed several technical projects which resulted in the building of fully operational prototypes which are under commercialization by the customers at this moment.


We present a non-thermal innovative technology of food processing involving the application of short duration high intensity electric fields (nanoPEF).Benefits of nanoPEF food processing:

    • Undamaged nutritious and sensory quality of processed beverages
    • Fully electrical powered system.
    • Environmental friendly technology; substantial reduction of CO2 equivalent emission.
    • Extended shelf life of processed liquids up to 1 month.
    • Compact design and easy installation.
    • Wide range of machines for any production volume.
    • Customized solutions are possible

What we offer

The application of nsPEF technology is not limited by a certain product type. It can be perfectly applied to any type of homogeneouse product e.g. juces, yogurts, wines, etc.

Milk processing

There is no doubt that pasteurization provides a safe product with a relatively long shelf-life but often fails to preserve on bio-accessibility and bio-availability of nutritious components as any heat treatment. Our solution does not deteriorate the original fresh taste, color, flavor and all the nutritious content of the processed liquid. Specially it is important in cheese industry since the sensory aspect strongly depends on initial milk quality.

Juice processing

Consumer behavior is changing the fruit juice industry. According to the recent market researches, juices and chilled juices, in particular, are experiencing growth in sales while ambient and FC (from-concentrate) juices are experiencing a decline. Pasteurization technology, which is widely use for juice preservation, changes it quality and taste. Our solution offers extended shelf-life of fresh-pressed juice and remains unchanged its original taste and nutritiouse value.


Nanosecond PEF treatment based on phenomenon known as “electroporation” of cell membranes. As a result, it inactivates different kinds of vegetative spoilage and pathogenic microorganisms without deterioration of proteins, vitamins, antioxidants and pigments. The uniqueness of our idea is the use of nanosecond pulses instead of microsecond ones with much higher electric field intensity.

The main essence of our approach implies in the introduction of the new generator topology which is more practical and cheaper for development compared to any existing models. Our invention goes beyond the present state of art in the pulse generator development on the commercial scale.

High voltage nanosecond pulses are applied to the electrodes which are situated in the treatment chamber. The liquid is pumped through electrode arrangement and exposed to the pulsed electric fields. It results in a safe to drink product after the treatment is completed.


PEF Technologies announces new Managing Director

Former Supply Chain Director/Plant Manager of Royal FrieslandCampina, Meeuwes Buiten, has joined PEF Technologies as a Managing Director.

StartLife Accelerate Program


The team of PEF Technologies B.V. successfully graduated in StartLife Accelerate Program.

Novel-T, Bootcamp


The team of PEF Technologies B.V. was selected to participate in Bootcamp program powered by Novel-T. It gives us a great opportunity to approach multiple investors and to expand our network.

Vroege Fase Financiering (VFF) powered by RVO


The team of PEF Technologies B.V. is extremely proud to be granted for a Vroege Fase Financiering (VFF) powered by RVO on 20th November 2018.

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Colosseum 22, 7521 PT, Enschede, The Netherlands

+31 (0) 636581645