Sugar converting technology for juice

GEA Better Juice Sugar Converter Skid

Enzyme technology to naturally reduce the sugar content of fresh juice drinks by up to 80 percent, without affecting nutritional value, mouthfeel or texture.

GEA Better Juice Sugar Converter Skid - sugar converting technology

An extra step in juice processing

The patent-pending continuous-flow system adds just one short step to the production process and enzymically bioconverts juice sugars into healthy dietary fibers and non-digestible sugars. This natural fermentation-free process occurs without adding or removing ingredients.

Contamination-free process

A major hurdle in continuous-flow sugar reduction systems is keeping the process contamination-free without impacting the enzymatic activity, particularly during large-scale production. An ideal environment for this sensitive process — the right temperatures, surfaces and conditions — needs to be created. As such, the GEA Better Juice Sugar Converter Skid is engineered for optimum performance under very demanding hygienic production conditions. This enables continuous juice flow for weeks without replacing the immobilized enzymes, which give an effective solution to the industry.

Test center provides solutions for unique product requirements

GEA Better Juice Sugar Converter Skid - sugar converting technology

The new GEA Better Juice Sugar Converter Skid has been installed at the GEA Test Center for Aseptic Processing & Filling in Ahaus, Germany. Here, sugar reduction experts from Better Juice will join forces with GEA’s specialist engineers to support and guide any companies who wish to run trials or tests. In addition, the in-house team will provide laboratory services and analytical assistance. 

It’s often helpful to demystify innovative solutions such as the Better Juice process, which is why we encourage interested parties to experiment with the technology themselves. Running trials and scalable tests under real-life conditions at Ahaus will help us to optimize your process efficiency and significantly reduce your time-to-market.


  • Up to 80% sugar reduction (adjustable to achieve the desired sugar level in the final product)
  • Hygienic design (including the immobilized enzymes)
  • pH control for optimal reactor system performance
  • Suitable for standalone process or can be integrated into an existing juice production line or side stream
  • Operational optimization (water pushes possible)
  • Fully automated system

Technical data

(*1) incl. electrical heating/cooling

(*2) incl. electrical heating

(*3) size excl. reactor tank

(*4) built in 2 skids, size excl. tanks

Qmax (l/h)Length (mm)Width (mm)Height (mm)Process connection (DN)Installed electrical power (kW)Weight approx (kg)
203,5001,4002,200 1016 (*1)1,600
2005,5002,0002,2002515 (*2)2,800
1,500 (*3)5,0002,5002,50025123,800
10,000 (*4)2,500

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