Senior Director of Applications, Porifera
Dr. Jennifer Klare is Porifera’s Senior Director of Applications and Operations. She leads the company’s food and beverage sales program and R&D application development. Dr. Klare received a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Columbia University in 2006. After a postdoctoral position at Northwestern University, she joined the Porifera team at its founding. Dr. Klare combines her background in chemistry and nanomaterials with her 10 years of experience at Porifera to guide the team's solution for the customer.
While high gravity beer concentrate has been targeted before because of the lure of significant transportation and storage savings, conventional membrane processes have historically been challenged by beer’s combination of flavors, colors, nutrients and alcohol concentration. Porifera’s PFO process can concentrate beer to high concentrations, retaining all of the original beer’s characteristics. Our process uniquely addresses flavors, nutrients and color separately from alcohol. This talk will provide the latest information on Porifera's PFO technology to concentrate beer more than 6-fold and to also gently remove alcohol without heat. We will also discuss the value to consumer and the logistical infrastructure needed for broad market adoption.