To meet the end users of their detector, QCAP researchers presented their work at a booth on Fruit Logistica, the leading trade fair for the fresh produce global market.
Fruit Logistica was held at the beginning of February in Messe Berlin and welcomed over 3,000 exhibitors and almost 80,000 trade visitors. The event covers the full spectrum of fresh fruit and vegetable sector. Over the years, Fruit Logistica has become a meeting platform for producers from around the globe, looking to invest in technology or knowledge transfer and networking.
Frans Harren and Qing Pan from the Radboud University in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, explained how laser spectroscopy can be used to measure multiple gases simultaneously in real time. Several researchers visited the stand to meet the future of the next-generation gas-analysis. Moreover, a number of commercial companies were also interested in the new technology, such as Appelriket from Sweden. This was a good opportunity for the QCAP researchers to discuss the market value of a system like QCAP.
QCAP was presented at the booth of Storex, the QCAP partner responsible for the validation of the laser spectroscopy system. At the booth, Storex presented the mobile device which is developed to validate the QCAP system, called the DCS Pro. Many visitors were attracted by the futuristic and practical design of the mobile device. By explaining the purpose Storex could easily introduce the QCAP project.
During the exhibition, the QCAP partners welcomed more than 100 visitors with different kinds of interest. The global trend is that producers are interested in better storage and control of their fruit quality, varying from apples, pears and blue-berries till dates, kiwi’s and aquacates.