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Danish company with cold pasteurisation system seeks agents

Country of origin:
Country: 
DENMARK
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BODK20200702001
Published
02/07/2020
Last update
20/12/2021
Expiration date
02/07/2022

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Drink Technology
Food Processing
Safe production methods
Wine and liquors
Soft drinks and bottling plants
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Animal Husbandry & Related Products
Manufacture of machinery for food, beverage and tobacco processing
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Summary

Summary: 
A young Danish company has won numerous prizes for its innovative new cold pasteurisation system, using non-thermal ultraviolet light treatment, which increases milk quality, while reducing production time and costs. The company wishes to expand into new markets via commercial agency agreements.

Description

Description: 

The Danish company was founded in 2017 in North Denmark, based on years of research and development with industry, academia, public health and specialists, within the field of sustainable pasteurisation for use in the dairy industry.

Normally, pasteurisation and bactofugation are major components of all modern dairy production, used to ensure food safety. However, the processes are expensive to run and maintain, and the characteristics of the milk changes as it has been heated and subjected to mechanical stress.

The company has developed a method of cold pasteurisation, using a modular non-thermal pasteurisation system, which replaces conventional thermal pasteurisation via the application of ultraviolet (UV) light to process liquids. The treatment ensures that proteins and vitamins are preserved in the milk, while removing bacteria and spores. This reduces the production costs significantly, saves production time and allows dairies to produce without pasteurisers or bactofuges and with a total electricity consumption of 3,5 kwh per ton of raw milk - in many cases up to 90% energy savings. Feedbacks from operational units indicate a return on investment (ROI) of 2 years.

Recent tests with cheese production when using cold pasteurisation methods showed a decrease in the protein content of the first whey, supporting higher transition figures and leading to a 10% higher yield.

Their product range can also be used for other liquids needing treatment including wine, beers, soda, juices and non-food liquids.

The company has won a large number of prizes for their technology, including EY Entrepreneur of the Year, Postcode Lottery Green Challenge - one of the largest global competitions within sustainable entreneurship, Green Tech Challenge, Venture Cup Denmark, EIT-Climate Launchpad and Denmark's equivalent of Dragon's Den.

In order to continue their expansion, the company is looking for commercial agents with documented experience working with dairy technologies, supplying equipment to the milk processing industry, or working directly with companies making beverages.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
- The systems are proven in operational conditions in Denmark, and show an improvement in milk quality, with significantly reduced production costs of up to 90%. - Using the system can save purchase and maintenance costs on traditional pasteurisation and bactofuge equipment, saving capital investment costs. - The company can demonstrate an ROI of 2 years for their technology, leading to longer term profitability for dairy producers. - All systems are modular, based on "plug-and-play", and can be built in to existing dairies, requiring no major construction or adaptation.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The company is looking for commercial agencies providing processing equipment within the beverage and dairy sectors. This could be an agent with existing provisions of turnkey solutions within beverages and dairy, looking for a plug-and-play cold pasteurisation solution to enhance their existing product portfolio, or a specialist in pasteurisation and bactofuge technologies, looking for state-of-the-art alternative process. The company is open to different solutions for different markets and sectors, depending on the scope and coverage of the agent.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500