2nd January 2017

‘Disruptive’ Food Processing Technology saves waste and improves nutritional quality

South African biotechnology and IP Company Green Cell Technologies (GCT), has created a unique solution to overcome the challenges of the need to reduce the excessive amount of waste generated during the food processing cycle. The game-changing Disruptor, using Dynamic Cellular Disruption, provides manufacturers with a compact and cost-saving technology to process their food more expediently, reduce waste, and improve nutritional quality.

The founders of Green Cell Technologies, Roy Henderson and Jan Vlok, have taken ten years to bring this revolutionary processing machine to market. It is now getting the attention of the world’s food and beverage manufacturers both large and small. Current processing methods generate huge amounts of waste – not only in the material itself, but also in not accessing 100% of the available nutrients.

GCT’s Disruptor and Dynamic Cellular Disruption(DCD) process change all that. Without using harmful heat or chemicals, the patented process and machinery use wholefoods and plants (skin, pips, seeds, stalks and everything) to generate nutrient rich emulsions, which can be used for a variety of food types – from soups, convenience foods, baby foods and sauces and more importantly juices. The added nutrition is derived from the fact that the Disruptors are able to remove the plant cell membrane, thus releasing 99.99998% of the ‘actives’ inside and all the fibre is taken up into the flowable liquid.

Trials and demonstrations for local and international food manufacturers has typically shown them “a 60% – 80% increase in the amount of product they can produce, and in many instances even higher, because there is very little to no wastage using DCD” confirmed Roy Henderson, CEO of GCT. In addition to this the taste profile of the material is much enhanced by the opening of all the plant cells.

The Disruptor (baby two-barrel version) is a 3.2 ton piece of equipment. It’s a commercial proposition with massive export potential for the company – with machines available in 2,4, 6 and 8-barrel configurations. The company want to assist the bulk processors in changing their way of making consumer retail foods and beverages in response to consumers already vocal in their desire and need for healthier foods and drinks.

Source: Green Cell Technologies

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