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Emerson Collaborating With Colorado State U. On Brewing Center

Emerson helps Colorado State U

Last updated on June 13th, 2024 at 04:19 pm

Emerson is collaborating with Colorado State University to establish a brewing innovation center at the university’s Fort Collins campus.

The Emerson Brewing Innovation Center will provide students with practical experience using the latest brewing automation technologies. Funded by a joint investment, the center will serve as the main educational hub for the Fermentation Sciences and Technology program.

With the number of U.S. breweries increasing at a rate of 321 percent from 2007 to 2017, there is a growing demand for highly skilled workers with expertise in fermentation sciences and proficiency in automation technologies.

Emerson’s advanced automation solutions enable brewing companies to optimize operations, detect and address quality issues in real time, reduce down time and shorten changeovers that occur when one beverage is changed out for another in production.

“Partnerships like these enable us to give our students experience with industry standards and help them prepare for the job market,” said Jeff Callaway, associate director of Fermentation Science and Technology at CSU. “The new center will enhance our fermentation science academic program while strengthening ties to the industry.”

Emerson’s collaboration with CSU is one of more than 350 secondary education partnerships worldwide that support finding solutions to address the skills gap in digital automation technologies.

“We are focused on helping train the digital workforce of the future while advancing education, innovation and diversity in the industry,” said Lal Karsanbhai, executive president of Emerson’s Automation Solutions business. “The Emerson Brewing Innovation Center will mark the beginning of a strong and continued partnership with CSU.”

In addition to the center, Emerson is donating $10,000 toward a CSU diversity fellowship to help set up the brewing innovation center and a scholarship for the fermentation program.

The Emerson Brewing Innovation Center will open this fall in the Gifford Building in the university’s Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition. The innovation center will include two brewing systems that will allow students to gain experience using the latest real-world technologies.

Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Emerson is a global technology and engineering company.

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