EnWave Corp., Vancouver, B.C., has begun testing materials on the continuous pilot-scale version of its powderREV dehydration system that it is developing in collaboration with Danisco AS, Copenhagen, a producer of probiotics and food cultures.
The system is designed to dehydrate a continuous stream of frozen
biomaterials at higher speed and lower cost than tray freeze drying.
"We are very excited to begin testing this scaled-up version,"
says Tim Durance, EnWave chairman and co-CEO. "This new technology for the
processing sector…introduce[s] radiant energy vacuum as a new standard for high
quality bulk powder drying."
The partnership is for a commercial-scale radiant energy vacuum - the REV portion
of the technology’s name - dehydration process. Now at the continuous
pilot-scale stage, EnWave plans to complete internal testing on the technology
prior to conducting a full validation with Danisco’s scientists and engineers.
If the validation is successful, EnWave plans to ship the equipment to a
Danisco pilot facility for final evaluation.