Who we are
We are dedicated in transferring cutting-edge innovations
and engineering solutions to your products
NFA is an innovation driven SME specializing in extracting bioactive compounds from organically cultivated herbs while investigating the use of different crop by-products as new sources of raw materials.
NFA extraction processes are designed to recover different fractions of extracts including antioxidants, water/oil soluble phenols, rosmarinic acid, flavonoids etc. Recovered extracts are further processed to produce natural additives that can be applied in a wide range of food/cosmetics products.
NFA products are tailored to be fully compatible with the final application system (food/cosmetics) taking into account its physicochemical and structural properties. NFA production processes are designed to produce volatile-free natural additives enabling their use without altering flavor and aroma characteristics (sensory attributes) of the final product applications.
NFA is also providing services on (i) R&D consulting and (ii) new product development technical assessment to food producing SMEs. NFA team members are experts specializing in food engineering and food technology with a strong and long collaboration with the scientific and research community.
Dr. Eleni Gogou, Chemical Engineer, PhD
R&D and Quality
Main areas of expertise include food science and engineering, new product development. Expert in novel processing technologies such as high pressure processing of foods, high pressure induced extraction techniques, shelf life studies of food and cosmetics products, valorization of by-products, cold chain management and optimization.
She has participated actively in European and national research projects as well as industry collaborative projects.
Eleni Gogou is head of NFA R&D and product design and applications.
Minas Soulis, Mechanical Engineer
Minas Soulis is a Mechanical Engineer. He is an expert in designing processing lines.
Minas Soulis is in charge of NFA process operations and maintenance.
Dr. Dimitris Tsimogiannis, Chemist, PhD
Senior researcher at Laboratory of Food Chemistry and Technology, National Technical University of Athens. He has substantial experience in the isolation, identification and study of the antioxidant components from aromatic plants, and the incorporation of natural antioxidants in oils for increased stability. He is qualified for the development of recovery and analytical protocols concerning aroma compounds from food matrices.
Dimitris Tsimogiannis is the scientific consultant of NFA.