EnWave Signs Technology Evaluation and License Option Agreement with NuWave Foods Inc. to Develop Shelf-Stable Baked Goods
MAY 14, 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 (the “Agreement”) with a Canadian food company NuWave Foods Inc. (“NuWave”) to evaluate the potential commercial use of the Company’s Radiant Energy Vacuum (“REV™”) dehydration technology. NuWave operates a fully licensed commercial kitchen and bakery operation in Edmonton, Alberta, and is focused on the development of new and innovative shelf-stable donut and fritter products.
During the term of the Agreement, NuWave will rent a 10kW REV™ machine for intensive product development at its facility in Edmonton. NuWave has been granted an exclusive option to license REV™ technology in Canada and the U.S. for shelf-stable donut and fritter products. If commercially viable products are developed under the Agreement, NuWave will potentially purchase REV™ machinery to commence commercial production at its facility in Edmonton.
EnWave’s proprietary dehydration technology has broad applications in the processing of innovative food products. REV™ technology enables baked goods processors to produce shelf-stable baked goods without using added preservatives, eliminating cold-storage and elongating product life. 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.
About NuWave Foods Inc.
NuWave is a 51% owned subsidiary of Blackhawk Growth Corp. (CSE:BLR). NuWave is a fully licensed commercial kitchen and baked goods manufacturer located in Edmonton, Alberta. NuWave is focused on the development and commercialization of shelf-stable baked products, without the use of any preservatives. NuWave was formed as a joint partnership between a group of like-minded professionals seeking to leverage their considerable contacts in North America’s food industry to rapidly become a leader in the rapidly changing space. NuWave seeks to leverage innovative food technologies to introduce new food products into the North American market.
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. REV™ technology’s commercial viability has been demonstrated and is growing rapidly across several market verticals in the food, legal cannabis and pharmaceutical sectors. EnWave’s strategy is to sign royalty-bearing commercial licenses with industry leaders in multiple verticals for the use of REV™ technology. The company has signed over twenty royalty-bearing licenses to date, opening up eight distinct market sectors for commercialization of new and innovative products. In addition to these licenses, EnWave has formed a Limited Liability Partnership, NutraDried LLP, to develop, manufacture, market and sell all-natural cheese snack products in the United States under the Moon Cheese® brand.
EnWave has introduced REV™ as the new dehydration standard in the food and biological material sectors: faster and cheaper than freeze drying, with better end product quality than air drying or spray drying. EnWave currently has three commercial REV™ platforms:
1. 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
2. quantaREV® which is used for continuous, high-volume low-temperature drying.
More information about EnWave is available at www.enwave.net.
Dr. Tim Durance
President & CEO
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