Zoeterwoude, Netherlands
Zoeterwoude, Netherlands

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Beverage dispensing system, beverage container and pressurizing system for use in a beverage dispensing system or container. Beverage dispensing system 1 comprising a beverage container 2 with a beverage compartment 3 and a pressurizing system 10, wherein the pressurizing system 10 comprises a gas container 11 comprising pressurized gas, a closure 13 closing the gas container 11 and a pressure regulator 12 operative for opening the closure 13 for allowing gas to enter into the beverage compartment 3 from the gas container 11, wherein the pressure regulator 12 comprises a regulating chamber 15 having at least a wall part 17 movable and/or deformable based on pressure in the beverage compartment 3, wherein at least one opening 24 is provided through a wall 18 of the regulating chamber 15 providing for at least part of a gas passage between the regulating chamber 15 and the beverage compartment 3.


Beverage dispensing system, beverage container and pressurizing system for use in a beverage dispensing system or container. Beverage dispensing system 1 comprising a beverage container 2 with a beverage compartment 3 and a pressurizing system 10, wherein the pressurizing system 10 comprises a gas container 11 comprising pressurized gas, a closure 13 closing the gas container 11 and a pressure regulator 12 operative for opening the closure 13 for allowing gas to enter into the beverage compartment 3 from the gas container 11, wherein the pressure regulator 12 comprises a regulating chamber 15 having at least a wall part 17 movable and/or deformable based on pressure in the beverage compartment 3, wherein at least one opening 24 is provided through a wall 18 of the regulating chamber 15 providing for at least part of a gas passage between the regulating chamber 15 and the beverage compartment 3.


Patent
Heineken Supply Chain B.V. | Date: 2017-02-15

The invention relates to a nucleic acid molecule encoding a novel selection marker. Said marker is a guanidinobutyrase from Kluyveromyces lactis, which, when expressed in Saccharomyces, allows the growth of the yeast in the presence of guanidinobutyrate as the sole nitrogen source. Said marker can be used in a method for producing a microorganism having an altered genome. The invention further relates to a set of constructs, comprising a first construct comprising a recognition site for an endonuclease, a first region of homology with a target gene of a microorganism, and a first part of a nucleotide sequence encoding the selection marker, and a second construct comprising a second part of the nucleotide sequence encoding the selection marker, a second region of homology with the target gene of the microorganism, and a copy of the endonuclease recognition site. The invention further relates to methods for altering a target gene in a microorganism, to methods for producing a microorganism, and to microorganisms that are produced by the methods of the invention.


Beverage dispensing assembly, comprising a container (3) and a tapping apparatus (2) having a chamber (5) in which the container (3) fits and can be entered into through an opening (6) closable by a lid (7), such that the container (3) is enclosed between the lid (7) and an opposite end of a chamber (5), wherein spaced apart from the lid (7) and preferably at said opposite end of the chamber (5) a first connector (16) is provided, for feeding pressurised gas into the container (3) through a gas inlet (17) provided in the container (3), and at the side of the opening of the chamber a pressure element (19) is provided for pressing the container (3) with the gas inlet (17) onto the first connector (16).


Tapping assembly (1) for a beverage, comprising a first (20) and second (21) container, wherein the first container has a neck portion and the second container is suspended in the first container, from the neck portion thereof, wherein a neck region of the container is provided with at least one opening (22) in a side wall thereof, preferably in a neck region of the first container, opening into a space between the first and second containers, wherein the assembly further comprises a connecting device (5), connected or connectable to the neck portion, wherein the connecting device comprises at least one connecting element for connecting to the at least one opening, wherein the connecting element is connected to a source of pressurised gas.


Patent
Heineken Supply Chain B.V. | Date: 2013-10-30

Beverage container (1) and valve (6) for a beverage container (1). Valve (6), comprising a base element (26) and a snap ring or snap fingers (48) extending there from, positioned around an opening (27) through the base element (26), wherein within the snap ring or between the snap fingers (48) a valve housing (24) is provided, having at least one inlet opening (9) and a spring loaded valve body (29), biased towards the base element (26) and closing off the opening (27), wherein the valve body (29) is operable through the opening (27) for opening a fluid connection between the inlet opening (9) or openings and the opening (27) in the base element (26).


Patent
Heineken Supply Chain B.V. | Date: 2013-10-30

Beverage container (1) and valve (6) for a beverage container. Beverage container (1), comprising a body (2) and a neck (3), wherein at the neck (3) a valve (6) is provided for dispensing a beverage comprising gas from the container (1), wherein an inner surface part (21) of the container (1) adjacent the valve (6), especially an inner surface part of the container within the neck between the body and an inlet side (8) of the valve (6) is smooth and sloping towards the inlet side of the valve, such that foam is prevented from being trapped at the inner surface of the neck (3).


Patent
Heineken Supply Chain B.V. | Date: 2014-06-25

Preform (1) or preform assembly for blow moulding a container (23), wherein the preform of preform assembly has a neck portion (4), a lid element (16) being provided at the neck portion, an opening extending into the neck portion, providing access to an internal space of the preform or preform assembly. Method for blow moulding a container. Container blown from a preform or preform assembly.


Patent
Heineken Supply Chain B.V. | Date: 2013-11-13

Container comprising an inner container and an outer container with facing surfaces, wherein at least part of at least one of the facing surfaces has a surface roughness higher than about 0.1 Ra and/or wherein the difference in roughness of said facing surfaces is at least over a part more than about 0.1 Ra.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP | Phase: ENERGY.2011.4.1-2 | Award Amount: 4.89M | Year: 2012

The objective of the project is to demonstrate the technical and economical feasibility of large-scale solar thermal system integration in the brewing industry for the first time. Brewing and malting processes are especially suitable to be supplied by solar thermal systems since basically all required processes are in the temperature range between 50C and 100C. Three large-scale solar thermal systems are going to be applied at three different sites: in one drying process of a malting plant, at one mashing process of a brewery and one pasteurizing process of a brewery. The total installed capacity of the three plants is going to be 5.08 MWth, corresponding to 7,270 m of collector area. Besides the different processes also different climatic zones were chosen for the solar thermal systems in order to evaluate the performance of the plants under different solar radiation conditions. The objective is to have good examples and best practices for the brewing sector which can act as the basis for the large-scale market deployment of the huge potential of the solar thermal source in the whole beverage sector. Special efforts are going to be devoted to an integrated approach combining energy efficiency measures in the brewing and malting processes itself and advanced solar integration concepts, which are adapted to the special requirements of these processes. Special requirements of the type and size of solar thermal systems relate to stagnation behaviour, collector field hydraulics and an intelligent heat storage management in combination with the related batch processes. Based on the operation experience and the monitoring results the so called Green brewery sector concept will be developed. This sector concept will serve as basis for a broad European wide training and dissemination programme, which is going to take place for the energy manager of all breweries of the HEINEKEN group, solar experts and energy consultants.

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