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Food & Beverage

Efficient, integrated and sustainable facility and process solutions that reduce costs enabling next-generation food technologies to commercialize and scale.

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Professionals across 100+ global locations

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We know the food industry

The future of the food, beverage and agriculture sectors has never been more exciting and promising. Consumers’ preferences and demands are rapidly evolving alongside major leaps forward in food technologies like alternative proteins, aquaculture and vertical farming. These trends are reshaping our food systems, driving innovation to solve global food security and create more sustainable products and facilities.

We’re pros in optimizing your existing facilities, designing and building new ones, and collaborating with you to bring emerging, new-to-world food, beverage and agricultural innovations to market.

We work with both traditional and emerging players. Whether you are trying to reduce costs or your environmental footprint, or bring a new technology to market with scale, we understand the importance of well-thought out facility design, and the value of optimizing capital and operational expenditures.

As a leader in power, water and other sustainable solutions, we work with you at every stage of development. Our consulting, engineering and construction expertise focuses on delivering success on time and on budget, while freeing you to focus on what you know and do best.

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Better Food, Better Planet

Black & Veatch’s NextGen Ag team is bringing new agricultural technologies to life. From cell-based meats to waste-to-value initiatives, we have the engineering and construction solutions to bring a wide variety of innovative production methods and products to market, at scale. 

AgTech spans a wide variety of diverse solutions, and Black & Veatch leverage deep knowledge and expertise from parallel industries and from across Black & Veatch’s more than 10,000 global workforce.  

Bridge the Gap

Access Black & Veatch’s world class and global footprint to bridge the gap between science, R&D, engineering and commercialization.

Scale & Commercialize

Our consulting, engineering and construction expertise reduces your risk and accelerates your journey to bring novel food production methods to market, at scale.

Innovation through Collaboration

We are passionate about delivering innovation in sustainable infrastructure and partner at every stage from initial planning through to start-up and expansion. 

Who is NextGen Ag?

Our NextGen Ag team helps bring new agricultural technologies to life. From vertical farming to cell-based meats, Black & Veatch is the ideal partner to help emerging and existing companies bridge the gap between science, R&D, engineering and commercialization.

Reshaping our food system will require massive change. Given our history, expertise and global presence we help companies optimize existing facilities, design and build new ones, seamlessly integrate infrastructure and bring new-to-world food, beverage and agricultural innovations to market. 

Cultured Meat and Future Food Podcast

Cultured Meat and Future Food Podcast

Black & Veatch is a proud sponsor of the Cultured Meat and Future Food podcast, a short-form series discussing the role of plant based food, cultivated meat and food technology. The show is focused on asking industry leaders questions for an audience with a non-scientific background. Cultured Meat and Future Food is targeted towards entrepreneurs interested in the food technology space.


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