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Keep beer fresher for longer - students helping Lincolnshire firm find solution

By Lincolnshire Echo  |  Posted: April 05, 2014

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A Lincolnshire firm is leading the way in discovering how to keep beer fresher for longer.

Stamford-based Cambridge Scientific Solutions are working with biomedical science undergraduates Raquel Rossiter and Daniel Perfitt, of Coventry University, are working with with a Lincolnshire science and technology firm on a solution to a problem faced by pubs and bars across the world.

Biomedical science undergraduates Raquel Rossiter and Daniel Perfitt are on placement with to help refine its new technology which extends the life of beer and preserves its taste.

The BeerSaver system – originally developed by CSS director Ian Lee – uses a lightweight coil inside the beer lines which carries a harmless, low-frequency current to stimulate the solids in the fluid and stop them being deposited on the pipes’ inner surfaces.

The build-up of solids, which stick to surfaces and to each other and are usually made up of beer-spoiling microorganisms such as pediococcus and saccharomyces, can be sources of contamination.

Mr Lee, director of Cambridge Scientific Solutions, said: “We knew our BeerSaver technology was effectiveand did what it said on the tin, but to fully understand how we could develop the idea and expand it into other market sectors where it could make a real difference, we were keen to tap into the expertise at a university.”

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  • News_Owl  |  April 05 2014, 2:24PM

    How much beer are they using as a trial? Students drink beer, not to keep it for longer! The result could be somewhat flawed.

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