2018-2019 Grant Recipient

Alan McClure

PMCA has announced Alan McClure, University of Missouri as the 2018-2019 grant recipient. Alan’s research is titled Bitterness Minimization through Roasting Optimization of Cacao. Alan and his advisor Dr. Ingolf Grün, University of Missouri recently visited with two Pennsylvania manufacturing companies to get a closer look at the manufacture of chocolate during the beginning stages of research.

Alan provided an update on his research during the PMCA 73rd Annual Production Conference via the video below.

2017-2018 Grant Recipient

Ryan West

Ryan West, Ryerson University was the recipient of the 2017-2018 research grant. Ryan’s research was titled Processing Interactions of Palm-Based Confectionery Systems. With the assistance of his advisor Derick Rousseau, Ryerson University he successfully completed his research in the summer of 2018. His completed research is available now by contacting the PMCA office.

He showcased his research during the 73rd Annual PMCA Production Conference via a poster board presentation. A highlight of what was presented is available in the below video.