Emerson and Colorado State University Collaborate on New Brewing Innovation Center
Advanced facility leverages Emerson’s food and beverage expertise to
create technology, training opportunity for students
DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced a collaboration with Colorado State
University (CSU) to build the Emerson Brewing Innovation Center, where
students will get hands-on experience using the latest automation
technologies. Funded by a joint investment, the center will serve as the
main educational hub for the Fermentation Sciences and Technology
program and will reinforce advanced competencies for digital
transformation as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) era continues
to evolve the industry.
With the number of U.S. breweries increasing
at a rate of 321 percent from 2007 to 2017, there is 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
downtime and shorten changeovers that occur when one beverage is changed
out for another in production.
The CSU Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition attracts diverse,
top-notch students to address the industry’s growing technology demand.
“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.”
The Emerson Brewing Innovation Center will open this fall in the Gifford
Building on CSU’s main Fort Collins campus and feature two brewing
systems that will allow students to gain experience using the latest
real-world technologies driving innovation in the industry. Emerson
Impact Partner Lakeside will build the systems that feature elements of
Emerson’s Plantweb™ portfolio of IIoT technologies used in brewing
automation: a DeltaV™ distributed control system, Micro Motion flow
meters, Rosemount™ measurement technology and ASCO and Baumann valves.
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.
For more information on Emerson’s solutions for brewing, go to Emerson.com/brewing.
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a
global technology and engineering company providing innovative solutions
for customers in industrial, commercial and residential markets. Our
Emerson Automation Solutions business helps process, hybrid and discrete
manufacturers maximize production, protect personnel and the environment
while optimizing their energy and operating costs. Our Emerson
Commercial & Residential Solutions business helps ensure human comfort
and health, protect food quality and safety, advance energy efficiency
and create sustainable infrastructure. For more information visit Emerson.com.
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