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(Hartville, OH) Renewable Lubricants patented, ultimately biodegradable Bio-Food Grade™ E.P. Grease is a high temperature biobased grease engineered specifically for demanding applications in food processing and packaging. The use of Stabilized HOBS (High Oleic Base Stocks) provides a super high viscosity index which enhances thermal shear stability and load capacity. These NSF H1 certified greases are effective in a wide range of operating temperatures and offer water resistance, rust, and oxidation inhibition. With unsurpassed adhesion and cohesion properties, they are suitable for both open and enclosed gear systems within food processing and packaging facilities, and other industrial and commercial applications.

Bio-Food Grade™ E.P. Grease includes an optimized blend of preservatives that have broad-spectrum antimicrobial activity, effective against a wide array of bacteria, yeasts, and molds, to protect product longevity and safety. They meet the highest standards for incidental food contact, have a neutral odor and are non-staining. In addition, they surpass outdated military specifications for food grade grease, are certified free of twenty-three allergens, produced under kosher supervision, and contain no animal byproducts.

Renewal Lubricants Biobased Food Grade products help companies meet environmental sustainability goals. Formulated from renewable agricultural biobased resources, they are non-toxic, petroleum and zinc-free formulations containing no heavy metals. Products are safer for employees and customers, reducing exposure to harmful substances with zero performance loss. Bio-Food Grade™ E.P. Greases are offered in NLGI grades 0, 1, and 2, available in 14 oz tubes, 35lb pails, 120lb kegs, and 400lb drums from the Hartville, Ohio factory. Additional information is available at https://renewablelube.com/products/bio-food-grade-e-p-grease .

Renewable Lubricants, Inc. began as a research and development company in 1991, developing high performance products that would directly replace petroleum-based products. Starting from a single corn-based engine oil developed in the inventor’s garage, the company now offers more than 250 products and has over 100 worldwide patents. They manufacture their products as environmentally friendly as possible without sacrificing performance. For more information on Renewable Lubricants, Inc., contact Benjamin Garmier at (330) 877-9982, or info@RenewableLube.com, or visit www.RenewableLube.com.

 
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Ballrechten-Dottingen/Germany, 8 May 2024. The German machinery and plant manufacturer ystral is showcasing its products at ACHEMA 2024 under the motto "Innovation beats tradition in process engineering". The mixing and dispersing technology specialist will be presenting the newly developed continuously operating powder wetting and dispersing machine YSTRAL Coflow for the first time at the leading international trade fair for the process industry in Frankfurt / Germany from June 10 to 14, 2024.

With its theme-oriented presentation at the exhibition, the machine and plant manufacturer aims to demonstrate in which areas of process engineering the most significant added value can be realized through the use of innovative technologies. "Traditional process engineering is often limited by outdated methods and technologies," says Dr. Hans-Joachim Jacob, Senior Expert Process and Applications at ystral. "Innovations enable us to overcome these limitations and develop more efficient, sustainable and future-proof solutions – this is what we want to discuss with trade fair visitors." 

YSTRAL Coflow allows uninterrupted production without mixing containers

To expand its machine portfolio, ystral has developed the continuously operating YSTRAL Coflow, which will be presented to a trade fair audience as a premiere at this year's ACHEMA in Hall 6.0, Stand B49.  

In the YSTRAL Coflow, solids and liquid components are introduced in controlled quantities via solids dosing units or a liquid pump and combined in a premixing zone. Fine dispersion then takes place using a rotor-stator system, whereby the stator can be designed with different slot widths depending on the application. "An inducer installed between the premixing zone and the rotor-stator zone is effectuating a pressure increase," says Uwe Klaumünzner, Expert Process and Application Engineering at ystral. "This change in pressure causes the air brought in with the powder to be separated, resulting in a lower residual air content in the product." 

Suitable for a wide range of applications

The YSTRAL Coflow is designed for a wide range of applications in various industries. The focus lies on products with powders that are easy to process and do not require post-dispersion as well as users with a lean product portfolio or relatively few product changes. "Compared to a classic batch process in a container, the YSTRAL Coflow enables production with a significantly reduced machine footprint, faster processing times, better OEE values and a higher degree of automation, in addition the cleaning of the machine is much easier due to the smaller product contact surface," says Raoul Pila Nunninger, Head of R&D at ystral and project manager for the development of the YSTRAL Coflow. "The machine is also characterized by its low energy consumption – especially at low viscosities, the Coflow has a minimal power intake." 

For the market launch, the YSTRAL Coflow is available in the size Coflow-4 for production with a total capacity of 6,000-13,500 kg/h. The size Coflow-3 is currently under development and, with a total capacity of 2,000-8,000 kg/h, suitable for small-scale production and for use in pilot plants and technical training centers. 

„Innovation beats tradition in process engineering“: Whitepaper and online seminars

A detailed whitepaper on the topic of "Innovation beats tradition" can be downloaded at  

https://ystral.com/en/knowhow/knowledge-portal/innovation-beats-tradition/. On Thursday, 16 May 2024, an online seminar on the topic of "Innovation beats tradition: more flexibility, safety, quality" will be held in English by Dr. Hans-Joachim Jacob / Senior Expert Process and Applications at ystral in two identical sessions (09:00 AM CEST & 4:00 PM CEST, registration at https://ystral.com/en/knowhow/online-seminars/innovation-beats-tradition-more-flexibility-safety-quality/). An online seminar on the topic of "Innovation beats tradition: optimization in process technology" is available as a recording at https://ystral.com/en/knowhow/online-seminars/innovation-beats-tradition-optimization-in-process-technology/.

 
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Denton, Texas (May 7, 2024) – Tetra Pak, a pioneer and world-leading food processing and packaging solutions company, and the University of Georgia (UGA) College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences have announced the first Tetra Recart® trial facility in North America. Located at UGA’s Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center (FoodPIC) in Griffin, Georgia, this alliance represents a pioneering step towards advancements in the food industry.

The collaboration aims to offer commercial testing for food companies using the Tetra Recart® packaging system, an alternative for foods like beans, fruits, pet food and sauces traditionally packaged in cans. Development and production of food products will be supported with a robust network of experts using state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. Further, FoodPIC assists in creating strategic alliances with external engineering, marketing, and technology groups to bring an idea to life from concept and research to formulation, prototyping and market launch.  

Complementing FoodPIC’s wide variety of packaging and processing equipment, the Tetra Recart® trial facility will enable companies to test shelf-stability, ensure food safety and optimize product formulation at a fraction of the cost compared to alternative solutions. A food package uniquely suited for retail, Tetra Recart® is an environmentally sound alternative to other packaging formats and offers lower direct product costs by requiring less space, having less weight and creating less food waste.

“Our FoodPIC facility provides the tools and resources needed to create efficiencies and accelerate the development of foods for our clients. We focus on expertise and technology that facilitate a faster time to market, ultimately benefitting the food company, local economy and public at large,” states Dr. James Grazek, FoodPIC director. “To do this, we have to offer the most advanced and complete suite of equipment and services on the market.”

As consumer awareness continues to grow regarding food development and processing, particularly around health and sustainability, this testing facility represents a pivotal milestone in accelerating the adoption of next generation foods, alternative ingredients and reduced preservatives.

“This being the first facility for Tetra Recart® trials in North America, we have opened a new avenue for the development of sustainable food packaging with a premium appeal,” notes Javier Quel, VP Business Sector for Tetra Recart. “At Tetra Pak, we foster innovation and empower food companies to work creatively, experiment and develop solutions to find the best route to commercial success.”

For food companies seeking to embrace sustainable packaging solutions, the Tetra Recart® trial facility at UGA’s FoodPIC offers both opportunity and excellence.

For more information regarding Tetra Recart® packaging, visit https://www.tetrapak.com/en-us/solutions/packaging/packages/food-packages/tetra-recart.

For inquiries into the University of Georgia’s Food Product Innovation and Commercialization Center, visit www.foodpic.uga.edu.

 
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Portage la Prairie, MB, May 07, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- As the global plant-based landscape evolves, so must the Canadian ecosystem. To support the continued competitiveness and profitability of Canadian companies, Protein Industries Canada is investing in a new project with Roquette, Prairie Fava, BioNeutra and Plant Up to improve efficiencies, develop new ingredients and food products, and explore new markets for co-products.

By focusing on continued innovation, diversified product offerings and process improvement, this project will help Canadian companies address some of their most pressing challenges, while ensuring Canada remains a global leader in plant-based ingredients, food and feed.

“As the plant-based protein market evolves, we will continue to work with Protein Industries Canada, one of our Global Innovation Clusters, to ensure Canadian ingredients remain competitive in the global market, both in quality and cost,” said the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry. “With the help of Roquette and its project partners, this innovative project will contribute to more sustainable food ingredients and products, strengthening the economy and further solidifying Canada’s global leadership in plant protein manufacturing.”

“The demand for plant-based food and ingredients is growing here in Canada and around the world. Innovations in pea processing and new fava-based products will help establish more export markets and strengthen the competitiveness of our agricultural sector,” said The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food.

The $24.5 million project will see the companies work together to address some of the most pressing challenges facing their industry, including increased global competition, and demands from CPG companies and consumers for taste and ingredient functionality. The consortium will build on their past success with both pea and fava to explore new fava-based ingredients and food products, while creating applications for pea starch and fibre. The result will be a more diversified product offering, with new and expanded markets for protein, starch and fibre. Additionally, the improved processes will ensure profitable and competitive Canadian companies.

“As we work towards the goal of a $25 billion ingredient manufacturing and food processing sector for Canada, we must be focused on our competitiveness, and ensure we have profitable and successful companies,” CEO of Protein Industries Canada Bill Greuel said. “As is evidenced by this project, the Global Innovation Clusters support companies to innovate and commercialize new products, helping them meet global challenges and remain competitive within the domestic and global market.”

More than $24 million will be invested into the project, with the partners investing $13.7 million and Protein Industries Canada investing the remaining $10.7 million. Roquette, the project lead, will focus on improving the efficiency of pea processing while further exploring the development of new ingredients at their facility in Portage la Prairie, Man.

“Roquette has been a leader in the plant-based protein space for decades and innovation is in our DNA,” said Jennifer Kimmel, Head of R&D for Roquette in the Americas. “So we are delighted to lead this project with our partners to expand the boundaries of plant-based product offerings for protein, starch and fiber. One of our company’s values is ‘forward looking,’ and this project gives us the perfect platform to put that value into practice so we can find sustainable solutions for some of the biggest challenges facing our industry.”

Prairie Fava, a leader in the Canadian fava industry, will work with growers to increase fava bean acres, while working to optimize dehulling technology development for current and new fava varieties. These activities will ensure that Prairie Fava is able to consistently supply increasing volumes of high-quality dehulled fava splits to Roquette.

“Prairie Fava welcomes the opportunity to work once again with Roquette Canada. This project builds upon our very successful previous collaboration,” Prairie Fava co-founder and CEO Hailey Jefferies said. “Equally exciting is the expansion of our work on new food development, featuring fava with Plant Up and BioNeutra. Fava offers unique taste and functionality benefits which our partners will be able to exploit for the advantage of the entire consortium.”

From the Prairie Fava splits, Roquette will further process the dehulled fava to achieve high-performing fava protein isolates and co-products, diversifying from pea protein isolates and offering new ingredients to the global market.

Once Roquette has completed their work on testing and scaling-up their fava protein isolate, application and market development will begin. Plant Up will test the fava protein and co-products in their products and will provide Roquette with critical feedback on ingredient functionality and performance in finished food products. Plant Up will also work towards the development of a pea and fava-based alternative chicken whole cut product. This would be the first North American whole cut plant-based chicken offering.

“Plant Up is extremely excited to participate in this project,” Founder and CEO of Plant Up Aamir Malkani said.  “With Plant Up we are building a company that offers alternate sources of protein to the evolving needs of Canadian households. Plant Up has a range of chef crafted, globally inspired, frozen meals and appetizers and is working to provide Canadians with products that are aligned with their lifestyles and choices. This partnership will provide us with the opportunity to further innovate and develop products that can be used by consumers at home and the wider food service community. We aim to take plant-based mainstream and put Canada on the map as significant player in the global plant-based space.”

The second aspect of the project will see BioNeutra focus on evaluating domestic sources of starch, the co-product of processing pea flour to make pea protien. Currently reliant on international sources for its starch supply, BioNeutra intends to explore the feasibility of procuring wet starch directly from Roquette. This strategic shift aims to reduce transportation costs and the need for additional starch drying processes, thereby enhancing operational efficiencies for both entities.

“Creating higher value food ingredients from pea starch plays an important role in the health of the plant protein industry,” President and CEO of BioNeutra Dr. Jianhua Zhu said. “Working directly with Roquette will allow BioNeutra’s products to be globally competitive and in turn bring new benefit to Canadian farmers.”

Throughout the project, Roquette will continue to work with partners across the ecosystem, including research institutions, to develop new technologies related to the development of food-grade pea hull fibre, operational optimization for pea protein processing and the commercialization of new pea protein technology.

Protein Industries Canada is one of Canada’s five Global Innovation Clusters. Protein Industries Canada and our members are working to embrace the $25 billion opportunity presented by Canada’s ingredient manufacturing, food processing and bio-product sector. Projects such as these add value to, and create new markets for, Canadian crops, generating local jobs and supporting new economic development in locations across Canada. Protein Industries Canada currently has a $40 million call for eligible co-investment to advance R&D into ingredient manufacturing, food processing and co-products. The call closes on May 22, 2024. More information can be found at www.proteinindustriescanada.ca.

 
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TORONTO, May 7, 2024 /CNW/ - CULT Food Science Corp. ("CULT" or the "Company") (CSE: CULT) (OTC: CULTF) (FRA: LN0), a disruptive food technology platform pioneering the commercialization of lab grown meat and cellular agriculture to reshape the global food industry, continues to execute on strategic advancements for its Noochies! brand towards becoming a leader in the animal health and pet nutrition industry. With the recent closing of its strategic financing (see news release dated May 3, 2024) the Company is now positioned to accelerate sales growth, brand enhancement and IP licensing strategies for the world's first freeze-dried, high-protein, nutrient-rich pet treats made without factory farming.

By leveraging the scientific and technological capabilities of its other portfolio companies, CULT aims to integrate cultivated meat with the Noochies! product line. This initiative is set to position CULT at the cutting edge of the pet food industry, reflecting its commitment to innovation and its strategic vision to redefine industry standards through advanced biotechnology.

Key Takeaways

CULT Food Science owns 90% of Further Foods, which operates the Noochies! brand, setting the stage for market expansion. Noochies! leverages advanced cellular agriculture technologies to create pet food products with superior nutrition profiles and ethical standards.

Noochies! is poised for growth, with plans to extend its reach through direct-to-consumer channels, net new retail partnerships and accretive influencer campaigns to capture market share of the $85B North American pet food marketplace1. Further, pursuing private label opportunities, in which Further Foods will leverage Noochies! patented and proprietary freeze-drying process for other brands. Specifically, the Company will seek opportunities outside of North America with pet food companies eager to find more ethical and sustainable inputs and ingredients.

Further Foods is in ongoing discussions for innovative joint ventures, to supply proprietary ingredients to other brands, enhancing Noochies! position in the market, as well as resulting in potential royalty and passive revenue streams. The Company is of the opinion that Noochies! ingredient stack when coupled with its IP and advanced formulation techniques have the potential to function as the scaffolding for a more ethical pet food future.

Noochies! has three proprietary ingredients, Bmunne, Bflora and Bmeaty. Each of these ingredients are derived using cellular agriculture technologies and offer enhanced nutritional profiles compared to traditional ingredients in pet food. Nutritional analysis has been performed on all three of these ingredients to further validate their efficacy.

Each of Noochies! proprietary ingredients have a unique biodesign, aiming to leverage cellular agriculture to unlock enhanced nutritional value for animals. Bmmune is a proprietary nutritional yeast blend which contains a blend of essential Vitamin B nutrients and amino acids. Bflora is a proprietary probiotic, specifically designed to help maintain a healthy digestive tract. Bmeaty is a proprietary meat-like ingredient that mimics the savoury taste of meats but leverages yeast to deliver protein and fibre without any cruelty or factory farming. Together, this ingredient stack is aiming to disrupt the traditional paradigm of legacy pet food which often relies on low quality inputs and ingredients, as well as raising ethical concerns and being an enormous source of carbon emissions.

1 https://www.mordorintelligence.com/industry-reports/north-america-pet-food-market

 

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