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REV Dehydration: Commercial Drying Technology for Foods and Food Ingredients
Company Radiant Energy Vacuum (“REV”) Dehydration Technology Vancouver-based industrial technology company, UBC spin-off Proprietary method of drying food, bulk liquids, biological and pharmaceutical materials
Method Radiant Energy Vacuum (“REV”) Microwave energy under vacuum enables high-speed, low temperature drying above or below freezing point Preserve nutritional value, bioactivity, flavor, color, texture better than high temperature methods such as spray or air drying Target to replace conventional drying for sensitive materials and enable new dry products
REV Technology Technology Overview REV technology applies microwave energy under vacuum for high-speed drying at low temperatures Key discoveries: 1. Methods of distributing a microwave field to avoid plasma discharge in vacuum. 2. Means of achieving reliable, homogeneous dehydration across a large load. 3. Continuous processing.
REV Technology Targeted Advantages Faster Dry in minutes or hours versus days, for reduced capital costs Continuous Reduces labour & energy, easily automated Better Most economical way to dry temperature sensitive products and retain quality, such as biological activity, nutrients, colour, solubility, etc.
Puffing Steam & air bubbles inside material can expand & create puffed structure. If material is dehydrated until rigid, expansion will be retained Example: flour & water dough balls.
Cross-section of REV Dough Ball cm
REV Technology Platforms Positioned to Compete in Broad Market Segments PlatformFunctionalityMarkets nutraREV™ Dehydrates pieces of solid food Continuous, tumble drying Low-fat snacks Nutraceuticals Pet food Baby food Functional foods Dried fruits, vegetables, herbs Dried meats powderREV™ Below freezing Converts bulk frozen material to dry powder Rapid, continuous freeze drying Probiotics Food cultures Proteins Pharmaceuticals Enzymes Bulk food quantaREV™ Above freezing Dries pastes, gels, liquids, or particulates Continuous belt drying Fruit pomace Concentrates Ingredients Protein suspensions MIVAP™ High-speed, low temperature drying of purees in trays Meat purees Fruit slices Pomace Encapsulated enzymes
| TSX-V: ENW | FSE: E4U nutraREV TM for Dehydration of berries, herbs, meats, vegetable pieces, etc.
KaleCarrot BlueberryCranberry nutra REV™ Technology Production of biological powders
nutraREV™ dried products show similar or better nutrition retention than freeze dried: Data is per grams of solids. * Sources: Durance et al US Patent 6,312,745: Lin et al Food Res. International 31:111. nutra REV™ Technology
Four Basket 20 kW pilot-scale machine
nutraREV Dehydration for production of biological powders. Kale Carrot BlueberryCranberry
| TSX-V: ENW | FSE: E4U powderREV TM for Rapid, Bulk Powder Freeze Drying
powderREV™ Processing biological materials in bulk Converts frozen liquids, purees, or solids into dried powder Collaboration project with Danisco AS, dominant global supplier of freeze dried food cultures & probiotics Successful prototype test completed March 2010 Delivery target for continuous pilot machine in Q2 2011
quantaREV™ New REV design for continuous large scale vacuum drying Modular design and belt conveyor allows very large scale processing of liquids, pastes, or solids Proprietary microwave design minimizes costs and prevents arcing Extends REV potential into larger volume product areas: Fruits & vegetables Proteins (soy, canola, milk, eggs, plasma) Meat purees Enzymes (detergents, bio fuels, rubber, beer, spirits) EnWave to establish exclusive collaborations with market leaders to broaden market acceptance of quantaREV™
MIVAP: Tray-based REV Dehydration
MIVAP for Purees 180 kW MIVAP for drying chicken meat puree - installed in France
Feed pump & hopper for puree
Automatic Tray Washing and Storage
High-speed, low temperature drying of purees; dried and ground.
| TSX-V: ENW | FSE: E4U bioREV TM & freezeREV TM for Pharmaceutical Dehydration
16 REV Patents Strong Intellectual Property Base patents (8) issued to University of BC, EnWave has exclusive global rights to their use. Company has been filing its own patents since 2008 Includes two issued Canadian patent for REV drying of gels, pastes and foams containing bioactive ingredients, also filed in US, EU, Australia, China, HK, and India, etc. MIVAP US Patents nutraREV™ and powderREV™ equipment patents filed by EnWave and pending in major jurisdictions around the world
Commercial Progression REV Technology Patents filed, issued or pending Conceptual prototype stage Pilot development stage Commercial development stage (1) Multi-national collaboration partners nutraREV™Nestlé & Bimbo powderREV™ 9 to 12 months (2) Danisco quantaREV™ 12 to 18 months Grimmway MIVAP™N/A (1)Commercial machine with dried capacity of up to 100 Kilo per hour sold to CAL-SAN (2)Expected time required to complete pilot machine testing, Danisco licence agreement and secure first commercial machine order for delivery in first half of 2012 (3)FDA GMP regulatory approvals required for therapeutic pharmaceutical applications Technology Development Targets as of October 2010
Contact Details Tim Durance Chairman & Co-CEO Phone: (604) Cell: (604) John McNicol President & Co-CEO Phone: (604) Contact Us