EnWave Announces nutraREV(R) Pilot-Plant and Retains Engineering Firm Williams & White
9:04 AM ET, January 26, 2010
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Jan 26, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- EnWave Corporation (ENW)(FRANKFURT: E4U) ("EnWave", or the "Company") is pleased to announce plans to open a pilot plant adjacent to its engineering operation in Delta, British Columbia, where the Company can demonstrate its nutraREV(R) and powderREV(R) technologies for food dehydration. The facility will allow the Company to expand its marketing and sales efforts to the food industry by providing larger-scale trial runs to potential customers for product development. It will also be used to train food scientists and engineers from partner companies in conjunction with nutraREV(R) and powderREV(R) machine sales.
To support the new pilot facility, the Company has engaged Williams & White, a British Columbia- based engineering and manufacturing firm, to help design and construct the nutraREV(R) pilot machine. Founded in 1957, Williams & White is a world class machinery design and manufacturing organization capable of building and optimizing new process technologies. In response to this new expansion, and the growing interest in REV technology, EnWave has recently strengthened its organization by adding 3 new product development and engineering personnel.
"With our new pilot plant we will improve our ability to meet the growing demand for REV dehydration process and food product development, and significantly expand our marketing and sales effort," said said Dr. Tim Durance, EnWave's Chairman & Co-CEO. "The addition of Williams & White will also support future commercial nutraREV(R) opportunities as we focus on building an order book in 2010."
Since winning the Institute of Food Technologists Innovation Award in June 2009, the Company has seen a considerable increase in interest from global food production companies in EnWave's vacuum microwave food dehydration technology. First commercialized in March 2009, nutraREV(R) has attracted the interest of companies for the production of high-value dehydrated fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats and snack foods with the nutritional retention of freeze drying, but at a significantly reduced cost and processing time. EnWave's nutraREV(R) technology is capable of producing dried food in minutes versus days for a comparable freeze-dried product, and at approximately 1/3rd of the energy cost and 1/6th the capital cost.
The Company intends to obtain government regulatory approval for the new pilot plant as a food processing facility, and expects it to be fully operational by the summer of 2010.