VANCOUVER — EnWave Corporation announced that Dairy Concepts IRL has signed an Equipment Purchase Agreement to acquire a 10kW Radiant Energy Vacuum (REV) machine to be placed at Moorepark Technology Limited’s facility in Cork, Ireland.
DCI signed a royalty-bearing commercial license agreement with EnWave in Sept. 2020, granting it processing rights for a portfolio of natural, shelf-stable, hand-held dairy snacks. To facilitate initial REV processing, DCI forged a commercial relationship with MTL. MTL provides commercial pilot plant and research services for food industry customers. DCI and MTL have collaborated to combine leading technology with food innovation strategy to launch new and exciting dairy-based products to the market.
MTL previously purchased a 10kW REV machine from EnWave in September 2019 and this machine has been used commercially by DCI since September 2020. The addition of the DCI REV machine will double capacity at the MTL facility.
DCI has also agreed to purchase two additional 10kW REV machines before the end of 2021 to maintain exclusivity for the production of dried cheese and cheese-like snacks. DCI maintains the exclusive right to use REV technology in Ireland and the United Kingdom and pursuant to the License, DCI will pay an undisclosed minimum annual royalty to EnWave during the License term.
The additional REV machines will be used for the production of DCI’s own consumer branded products, as well as co-manufacturing capacity for other emerging and established dairy companies based in Ireland and the United Kingdom.