Bühler Group accounts for almost 75% of the market share in food production machinery. Their equipment is essential in the process of refining cacao, milling grain, processing rice and milk, and brewing beer, to name a few.

With Bühler involved in most of the supply chain from harvested goods to consumer, Bühler keeps careful consideration to measure the carbon footprint their customers' machines can leave behind.

Blockchain Data Collection
Bühler technology collects data from processes such as the refining, milling, heating, roasting, and brewing. For example, if a certain strain of cacao bean is present in their database, Bühler machinery can identify through spectrographs exactly what type of bean is used and where it came from.

Likewise, Bühler food processing machinery is now equipped with digital technology to collect data that help increase collaboration across the supply chain by, for example, tracking the level of CO2 emissions at each level of production.

Companies using Bühler equipment can assure their consumers that digital assurance systems are in place to help take steps towards becoming more sustainable.

Bühler essentially provides their clients with a digital tool to monitor their complete supply chains and help them to comply with new sustainability reporting requirements by for example the European Commission.

Join the Conversation
In this month’s Digital Food Webinar, we will hear from Fernando Santiago Cajaraville, blockchain expert at Bühler, and Edyta Margas, Global Head of Food Safety at Bühler.

They will present how Bühler is able to implement measures for sustainability within supply chains.

Register here and join the conversation.

Speakers: Edyta Margas and Fernanado Santiago Cajaraville

Edyta Margas is a Global Head of Food Safety at Bühler AG. She is responsible for setting company’s food safety strategy, choosing key focus areas for future developments, conducting food safety trainings, and setting Bühler’s global standards. She is involved in key customer’s and R&D projects in areas related to hygienic design, process validation, food safety hazards management and monitoring.

In Margas' previous role at Campden BRI (2006 – 2013, food research institute), she was responsible for leading research, consultancy and training projects in areas related to emerging processing methods and factory hygiene issues.

She obtained a PhD title from the University of Nottingham, UK and her thesis focused on Salmonella survival in low aw food processing environments.

Margas is an active expert at the Dry Materials Handling Subgroup of the European Hygienic Engineering Design Group (EHEDG) and an official thermal process authority approved by Technical Review Panel of Almond Board of California. During the last 16 years of her career, she gave large amount of presentation and contributed to many publications, as well as, has been part of scientific communities and working groups with e.g. FAO, GFSI, EHEDG, IAFP.

Fernando Santiago-Cajaraville is a Project Manager on Value Chain Transparency at Buhler Group. He is leading the Bühler DaSh Network project, a Blockchain platform developed by the Bühler Corporate Technology team to bring transparency to the complex food value chains.

With more than twelve years of experience in Project Management across different industries and geographical areas, Fernando is passionate about the uses of Blockchain in the food supply chains and how society can benefit from the full potential of Blockchain and other distributed ledger technologies (DLT).