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Upper organisation
Research Center

Avenue du Parc 38
4650 Liège


The Scientific and Technical partner offering support to companies in the field of Food Technologies, Biomass Valorization (Extraction), Materials and Environment.

CELABOR’s staff is constituted of a multidisciplinary team of some forty scientists (doctors, engineers, graduates and technicians) who mean to develop a lasting relationship with you based on trust.

Our main missions : • Encourage technological innovation and the development of new products or processes through research and development. • Meet the needs for analyses and tests through its high performing and responsive ISO 17025 accredited laboratory. • Help resolve problems and/or disputes (linked to the production process, failure of quality control, etc.) through the activity of consultancy and expert appraisal.

FOOD TECHNOLOGIES NUTRITION : characterisation of your products, in-depth analysis of nutrients or contaminants, full assistance with your research and development projects

EXTRACTION : unique technological platform in Wallonia boasting an ATEX zone, test hall constituted of extraction machinery, high performing laboratory and experienced multi-disciplinary team. Extraction processes with a “green” orientation, preparation of natural plant ingredients for the food supplements, cosmetics and phytotherapy markets, etc.

MATERIALS : a set of skills regarding the materials properties : quality control, expertise, characterization on paper, packaging and textiles. A technological platform focused on biobased materials (nano fibers, cellulosic fibers, paper recycling) and their applications on paper, packaging and textiles (functionalization etc.).

ENVIRONMENT : a set of skills in the specific fields of water and solid waste, and also technical and scientific support for the research and development of technologies and/or products.




Contact Person
Yves Houet
General Manager
is SME contact

Food Technologies

- Brewing kettle Braumeister (50l)

- Waterbath Distillery - pilot plant bonding system

- Food Universal Processing system (Roboqbo) : cooking, cooling, mixing, homogeneising, whipping, evaporation

- High Pressure Processing – industrial scale (Hiperbaric 135l)

Biomass Processing - Extraction

- 70 and 350 L Extraction Vessels 

- Lab and Pilot High Pressure Extraction (supercritical CO2 and subcritical H2O)

- Process intensification: Ultrasounds, Microwave, Pulsed Electric Fields)

- Extraction post-treatment at lab and pilot scale: S/L separation, membrane filtration, freeze- and spray- drying

- Purification: Centrifugal Partition Chromatography (CPC), Flash and Prep-chromatography


- Characterization of produced materials: composition and structure (FTIR spectrometer, Infrared Microscope), Barrier properties (MOCON)

- Pilot-scale Ultra-fine friction “Supermasscolloider” (Masuko®, up to 100kg/h)

- High-Pressure Homogenizer HPH – GEA

- Thermo-Fisher Parallel twin-screws extruder

- CO2sc Reactor Berghof BR-300

- TSA – Tissue softness analyzer

Waste Water treatment

- Advanced oxydation pilot

- UV-C or UV-A treatment

- Ozone treatment

- Reverse osmose pilot

- Algae culture



- Testing and analyses

- Research and Development

- Expertise and technical advice

- Training

Service for Industry and SMEs