Yili partners with CASC to launch Space Lab for Future Dairy


BEIJING, April 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — About April 17one day later China The crew of Shenzhou 13 has returned to earth, dairy giant Yili Group announced at a press conference to collaborate with the China Center for Aerospace Science and Technology International Communications (CCASTIC), which is an affiliate of China Aerospace Science. and Technology Corporation (CASC). The collaboration will include the creation of a Space Lab for Future Dairy, which will aim to leverage space technology to bring transformative new innovations to the healthcare sector.

Yili collaborates with CASC to modernize the dairy industry through space technology.

Yu Dengyun, deputy director of the CASC Science and Technology Committee and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, noted that the two sides will focus on strengthening the dairy industry through space technology. He said research on space biology and new space materials will introduce new solutions to modernize the dairy industry.

Yili will strive to develop healthier dairy products that meet consumers’ nutritional requirements and meet strict quality standards. We will lead and contribute to the modernization of the dairy industry through space technology, said Zhang Jianqiu, CEO of Yili Group.

Both sides will work closely with related space institutes on scientific research, technology transfer and product development. Through joint efforts in packaging using new space materials, bacterial strains in space, TanSat-based pasture monitoring, and health and nutritional care, they are committed to improving dairy products to a level superior.

The lab marks a step towards empowering industries through space technology and improving the health and nutritional status of consumers. Dr. Situ Wenyou, scientific research expert of Yili Innovation Center, expressed the hope that this interdisciplinary cooperation will bring lighter, safer and more environmentally friendly food packaging materials and products. nutrition and health products tailored to particular segments. of the population, with the aim of enabling consumers to enjoy cutting-edge technologies and products in their daily lives. Yili aspires to participate in future space experiments by applying cutting-edge research to dairy products under special conditions such as long-term microgravity, strong radiation and extreme temperatures. These efforts will help improve consumer health and nutrition by leveraging advanced technologies.

Yili has always pursued the “no innovation, no future” philosophy. To date, the company has built 15 innovation centers around the world and actively engages in innovation-driven collaborations throughout its supply chain. By early December 2021, Yili had become one of the top dairy players in terms of the total number of patent applications and invention applications.

Yili is also stepping up efforts to build the Future Intelligence and Health Valley in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, a landmark project for the dairy industry. The valley includes a 5 billion RMB (equivalent to approximately US $785 million) demonstration program focused on green liquid milk production based on 5G and AI, the largest and most automated initiative of its kind.

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