VLB Brewing & Engineering Congress 2024

13.03.2024 - 15.03.2024
MartiniPlaza Event Center, Groningen, The Netherlands

Meet Shimadzu at the 108th International Brewing & Engineering Congress 2024 in Groningen, The Netherlands

The 108th International Brewing & Engineering Congress takes place from March 13-15, 2024, in Groningen, The Netherlands. One of the highlights will be the Grand Opening of Holland Malt's emission-free malthouse in Eemshaven on March 14, 2024.

This year´s topic: The Brewing Industry is moving towards Net Zero – Status and Prospects. Shimadzu will be presentas a sponsor with a booth in the exhibition area, presenting the latest innovations for the brewing community.

Complete Solution for beer analysis

Beer is one of the favorite alcoholic beverages in the world with a high level of quality, reaching back to the German beer purity law from 1516. Nowadays the quality standards for beer analysis are defined by the Central European Commission for Brewing Analysis (MEBAK) and the European Brewery Convention (EBC), representing technical and scientific interests of the brewing sector in the European countries. These regulations include the determination of numerous elements (such as Arsenic, Calcium, Copper, Sodium, Potassium, and more), anions (such as nitrate and sulfite) as well as organic components (ethanol, glycerine) and last not least pesticides and mycotoxins. In order to maintain the high level of quality, chemical investigations have to be performed, using different analytical techniques like spectroscopy, chromatography, mass- spectrometry to quantify all the potential contaminants. Shimadzu is offering a wide range of analytical equipment and can provide appropriate configurations and applications as a total solution for beer analysis.

Take a look at our solutions for beer analysis. We are looking forward to welcoming you on the Shimadzu booth.

Application News

Highly Sensitive Analysis of Sulfur Compounds in Beer Using the Trap Mode of a Headspace Sampler

Highly Sensitive Analysis of Sulfur Compounds in Beer Using the Trap Mode of a Headspace Sampler

Volatile sulfur compounds, which are generated during the fermentation process of beer yeast, significantly contribute to the flavor and quality of beer. However, as these compounds exist in very small amounts, their detection requires pre-concentration techniques or the use of high-sensitivity detectors. In a previous Application News titled Analysis of Volatile Sulfur Compounds in Beer Using Nexis SCD-2030 we introduced an analysis method combining SCD (Sulfur Chemiluminescence Detector) and the Loop mode of the headspace sampler for the analysis of volatile sulfur compounds in beer. In this Application News, we will present the results of further investigation into achieving higher sensitivity using the Trap mode of the headspace sampler.

Analysis of Organic Acids in Beer by Nexera Organic Acid Analysis System

Analysis of Organic Acids in Beer by Nexera Organic Acid Analysis System

Ion-exchange chromatography (IC) with gradient elution or ion-exclusion chromatography (IEC) used in isocratic mode are established methods for analysis of organic acids. The acidic eluent usually applied for IEC improves separation of organic acids, but the sensitive conductivity detection is affected by low-ionization grade of the analytes at low pH. The IEC method used in this application news involves continuous addition of pH-buffering reagent after separation, to increase the pH level to close to neutral. This not only reduces background noise, but also dissociates organic acids from the substance being analyzed, enabling electrical conductivity detection of organic acids with high sensitivity and selectivity.

Product Lineup

Please contact us during the conference to get more information for the following instruments and solutions:




Shimadzu's Total Support for Beer Analysis eBook

Shimadzu’s Total Support for Beer Analysis

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