We are on a mission to help our customers produce great food with a low carbon footprint. The transition into plant-based protein is one of the key ways we can help reduce food production’s environmental impact. Today, nearly one in four consumers eat meat alternatives daily; some name health benefits while others note decreased environmental impact as the main drivers of their protein choices.6 Milk alternatives have also soared in popularity.7 With 30 years of experience in processing meat substitutes, we are well-positioned to assist our customers succeed in this growing market. Many of our solutions work equally well for plant-based products as they do for meat or dairy products. In other cases, we work closely with our customers to develop customized solutions to help them scale their production of milk alternatives, plant-based proteins, and other meat alternatives.

Plant-Based Milk

Cow milk alternatives is a food category that has experienced significant growth in recent years, with products such as almond, soya, oat, and coconut milk all finding increasing favor with consumers. For many customers who provide these products, JBT’s Sterideal® Ultra High Temperature (UHT) equipment has proven effective, due to an innovative coil design that has better performance with longer production runs, thanks to reduced precipitation in the process compared to many traditional systems. In addition to the UHT system, we offer a complete plant-based food and beverage solution for processors, starting from initial preparation and mixing through to the thermal treatment and aseptic filling phase.


Partners in Plant-Based Protein

Quorn is a mycoprotein-based meat substitute that has seen massive growth since its launch in 1985. We’ve been proud to partner with the creators of Quorn, Marlow Foods, by providing the training, support, and high-quality equipment they need to keep production lines running smoothly and safely. We also helped this valued customer be successful in reaching their energy goals.

JBT has helped us identify and develop solutions, in line with our sustainability goals, around the most efficient way to run our chillers, steamers, and freezers.

Mark Anderson

Chief Engineer, Marlow Food’s Stokesley site, United Kingdom

Cell-Based Meat Solutions

We supply cell-based meat and seafood solutions to help customers scale production of this ethically sourced food in an environment that meets the stringent sanitary demands of the biopharmaceutical industry. We offer:

  • Our expertise and equipment for robust media preparation in a sterile environment, which provides the nutrients to grow the cells
  • State-of-the-art bioreactors where cells are mixed with the media and cultivated
  • A variety of solutions to enhance flavor and texture profiles

World’s First Cultured Meat Research and Production Center

Livestock production is a major contributor to GHG emissions, water consumption, and pollution, as well as soil erosion. It represents 35%-40% of all global methane emissions and 55% of U.S. water use. One of our customers is innovating to address this massive problem with the world’s first dedicated cultured meat research and production center. The facility, which utilizes a variety of JBT equipment and process control technology, is designed to grow real meat from animal cells without raising livestock. With capabilities to produce any kind of meat, poultry, or seafood, the new facility has a total capacity of up to 400,000 pounds of meat per year.