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EnWave Signs Agreement with Leading South American Food Company
April 22, 2020, 6:00 am
EnWave Corporation (TSX-V:ENW | FSE:E4U) (“EnWave”, or the “Company”), announced today that it has signed a Technology Evaluation and License Option Agreement (“TELOA”) with a leading South American food company (the “Food Company”) to evaluate the potential commercial use of the Company’s Radiant Energy Vacuum (“REV™”) dehydration technology. During the term of the TELOA, the Food Company will pay a monthly evaluation fee and have the exclusive option to obtain a royalty-bearing commercial license agreement to use REV™ technology for the production of a variety of value-added food products. The Food Company will lease a 10kW REV™ machine for use at its R&D facility during the term to conduct product development in collaboration with EnWave’s food scientists.
The use of REV™ to create shelf-stable, value-added food products has already been proven in several markets globally. If the Food Company successfully develops products using REV™ and launches commercial sales, it will leverage EnWave’s dehydration expertise alongside the Food Company’s already established brand presence in numerous Latin American countries. This opportunity includes the potential commercialization of new snacks, ingredients, grocery, and food-service products through its multi-country, large-scale distribution networks already used by the Food Company.
EnWave holds a robust intellectual property portfolio spanning numerous international markets and has licensed REV™ technology to more than thirty food companies in over sixteen countries worldwide.
EnWave Corporation, a Vancouver-based advanced technology company, has developed Radiant Energy Vacuum (“REV™”) – an innovative, proprietary method for the precise dehydration of organic materials. EnWave has further developed patent-pending methods for uniformly drying and decontaminating cannabis through the use of REV™ technology, shortening the time from harvest to marketable cannabis products.
REV™ technology’s commercial viability has been demonstrated and is growing rapidly across several market verticals in the food, and pharmaceutical sectors including legal cannabis. EnWave’s strategy is to sign royalty-bearing commercial licenses with innovative, disruptive companies in multiple verticals for the use of REV™ technology. The company has signed over thirty royalty-bearing licenses to date. In addition to these licenses, EnWave established a Limited Liability Corporation, NutraDried Food Company, LLC, to manufacture, market and sell all-natural dairy snack products in the United States, including the Moon Cheese® brand.
EnWave has introduced REV™ as a disruptive dehydration platform in the food and cannabis sectors: faster and cheaper than freeze drying, with better end product quality than air drying or spray drying.
EnWave currently offers two distinct commercial REV™ platforms:
- nutraREV® which is used in the food industry to dry food products quickly and at low-cost, while maintaining high levels of nutrition, taste, texture and colour; and
- quantaREV® which is used for continuous, high-volume low-temperature drying.
More information about EnWave is available at www.enwave.net.
Brent Charleton, CFA
President and CEO
For further information:
Brent Charleton, CFA, President and CEO at +1 (778) 378-9616
Dan Henriques, CPA, CA, Chief Financial Officer at +1 (604) 835-5212
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