A better, faster, sustainable plant extraction method that supports column-less extraction method and zero-waste processing method, validated at pilot extraction scale.
The column-less extraction method is a liquid-to-liquid, non-ethanol based methodology that optimise yield of bioactives from botanicals. This continuous cyclical extraction methodology has been validated at one tonne production scale to yield plant extracts of higher bioactive purity at a fraction of current production time & cost. As only food grade, non-ethanol based, solvent is used, extracted ingredients are Halal-certifiable, thereby opening access to large global Muslim population.
The zero-waste processing method uses one process to extract the volatile components of botanicals after the extraction of minute amount of non-volatile bioactives, reaping benefit of one process, two or more products with minimal or even zero waste generation. This methodology is also able to recover plant proteins/soluble fibre, from spent grains & homogenous plant waste generated by the food & agricultural industry, for transformation into high value functional ingredients.
The technology has already been used to provide R&D services to customers with need for quality assured and or small batches of novel phytochemical for R&D, and customers that need to transform their spent grains into high value functional plant ingredients.
In summary, this technology addresses two market challenges in the Food Industry:
1. The issue of high cost & complexity of current column chromatography based extraction limiting mass market access to quality plant extracts.
2. High wastage of food processing side-streams in the food processing & agricultural industry. These side-streams are currently dried up, at high energy cost, into low value animal feed and fertilizers. Recovering of plant proteins/soluble fibre from these side-streams provides an alternate source of quality plant extracts for development into mass market friendly functional food & supplements, while reducing the energy cost of disposing of these side-streams.
This Column-less liquid to liquid, non-ethanol base extraction technology is built on the trade secrets and expertise cumulated over more than a decade of research. The expert formulations of additives coupled with trade secret optimized extraction parameters are the drivers behind this sustainable, high purity, low production cost extraction technology.
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