EnWave Signs Royalty-Bearing Commercial License and Receives Deposit for 70kW of REV™ Machinery from NuWave Foods for the Production of Shelf-Stable Baked Goods
NOVEMBER 23, 2020 | 6:00 AM
EnWave Corporation (TSX-V:ENW | FSE:E4U) (“EnWave”, or the “Company”), announced today that it has signed a Royalty-Bearing Commercial License (the “License”) and an Equipment Purchase Agreement (the “Purchase Agreement”) with NuWave Foods, Inc. (“NuWave”), a Canadian company focused on launching new and innovative shelf-stable bakery products. Since May 2020, NuWave has been evaluating EnWave’s patented Radiant Energy Vacuum (“REV™”) dehydration technology and successfully developed several shelf-stable baked products it intends to commercialize under the License.
NuWave has paid EnWave an intitial non-refundable deposit to purchase both a 10kW and 60kW REV™ machine from EnWave. NuWave must remit a second milestone payment within ninety days (the “Milestone Payment”). If the Milestone Payment is remitted to EnWave before the agreed upon deadline, NuWave will retain the exclusive right to use REV™ technology in Canada and the United States to process shelf-stable donuts and fritters. Additionally, NuWave is required to purchase a second large-scale REV™ machine within eighteen months of the commissioning of the first large-scale machine to retain the exclusivity granted under the License.
EnWave’s scalable and reliable vacuum-microwave technology can be used to significantly extend the shelf-life of baked goods, while maintaining textures and flavors that are comparable to freshly baked products. This presents a major opportunity to reduce loss from expired goods by elongating shelf-life and improving profitability for consumer baked goods companies. With over forty commercial licensees in a number of different food verticals, the signing of the License marks the entrance of EnWave into another major food vertical. EnWave believes that REV™ technology will provide significant value to the baked goods industry as the process slows the retrogradation or recrystallization of starch molecules, which contributes to the staling process.
About NuWave Foods
NuWave Foods 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 that 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.
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EnWave Corporation, a Vancouver-based advanced technology company, has developed a Radiant Energy Vacuum (“REV™”) – an innovative, proprietary method for the precise dehydration of organic materials. EnWave has further developed patented 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 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.
Mr. Brent Charleton, CFA
President & CEO
For further information:
Brent Charleton, CFA
President & CEO at +1 (778) 378-9616
Dan Henriques, CA, CPA,
Chief Financial Officer at +1 (604) 835-5212
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