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Director of BatchPasturiser.co.uk is heading to Africa to promote small dairy batch pasteurisers

·3 min read

Batch Pasteuriser Director Bruce Dolby is heading to Africa following consulting with universities and off-grid businesses about the benefits of the Small Batch Milk Pasteurisers for independent farmers and dairy co-ops across Africa.

KENT, U.K., July 30, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Bruce Dolby, Director of the Batch Pasteuriser, is traveling to Africa this month following consulting with universities and off-grid businesses about the benefits of the Small Dairy Pasteurisers for independent farmers and dairy co-ops across the continent. Mr. Dolby's visit raises awareness about the importance of milk as a global food source. The Small Dairy Pasteuriser is a low-cost, easy-to-use machine that provides quality pasteurisation for milk producers who are unable to access more expensive commercial machines or don't have access to a power grid. Mr. Dolby's trip will be focused on meeting with potential distributors and partners to increase awareness and adoption of the Small Dairy Batch Pasteuriser in Africa.

One major challenge that has held back pasteurisation is electricity - specifically to be able to refrigerate - both in terms of supply and cost of power. Batch Pasteuriser has developed products with DC capacity for off-grid pasteurisation. Heat requires significant energy and driven the business to focus on improving efficiency through improved insulation and refining the use of heat transfer fluids.

Bruce Dolby has been working closely with projects in Malawi, Kenya and Rwanda, but now governments and international donors ramp up dairy sector investment. "Clearly high-quality pasteurisation equipment is a sizable price tag, and there also needs professional guidance on the operation, maintenance and support with the supply chain. So we are always happy to help new partners assemble that knowledge, create realistic budgets and even visit the country where possible. We want to see developing countries add value and improve livelihoods."

For example, the United Nations and the European Union have invested in sub-Saharan Africa. The challenges don't stop once the pasteurisers have been installed, powered up and staff trained. Chilling, distribution and consumer education are still barriers many in the UK take for granted. One local fix in Rwanda involved a team of cyclists, with large milk churns, rapidly transferring the cold milk to surrounding villages for immediate consumption. Many countries, however (especially Rwanda), are solving the refrigeration issues and affordable goods are slowly appearing in households. Rwanda's capital, Kigali, has around 1 in 8 houses able to store milk in a fridge.

The other demand, unfortunately, for pasteurisation is Africa's significant tuberculosis problem. As such, there is a strong health argument to be made by any entrepreneurs looking to get funding and work with foreign pasteurisation experts.

Bruce Dolby will visit Africa in September and continues to provide webcam and over the phone advice to budding batch pasteurisers during his work week. Any African start-ups or dairy businesses looking for advice and equipment, please call +44 01233 770 780 or send an email.


Batch Pasteuriser

Units B & C, Smarden Business Estate, Monks Hill, Smarden, Ashford, Kent,

TN27 8QL, England.

Media Contact

Bruce Dolby, Batch Pasteuriser, +44 01233 770 780, sales@batchpasteuriser.co.uk

Alexander Bartosch, CRAFT INBOUND, +1201 7937379, Press@klobe.com

SOURCE Batch Pasteuriser