Elajo Technology Solutions

Elajo Technology Solutions

Elajo Technology Solutions’ focus is on innovation and development of products and solutions for a sustainable society. We provide environmental innovations that will help society in a circular utilization of resources. Elajo Technology Solutions is a new company within the Elajo Group that was formed in 2017. Our solutions; reCirculating Food Dryer and Freeze Dry Unit are patent-pending solutions developed in close relationship with Elajo’s customers.

OUR SOLUTIONS

OUR SOLUTIONS

reCirculating Food Dryer and Freeze Dry Unit

We offer innovative solutions for dewatering and drying, with a focus on energy optimization and recovery of materials. reCirculating Food Dryer is suitable for hygienic drying of, for example, plant-based by-products, while Freeze Dry Unit can dewater materials without the need of additives.

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TURN KEY SOLUTION PROVIDER

TURN KEY SOLUTION PROVIDER

Our solutions are integrated and hygienic

We are with you from the beginning and we design the machine based on the conditions available to the customer. This makes our dewatering and drying solutions fully integrated with the business, from control systems to the utilization of waste heat and washing cycles.

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SUSTAINABILITY

SUSTAINABILITY

Drying reduces the environmental impact

We work actively with sustainability issues and have selected 5 goals in Agenda 2030 where we can focus. We want to provide the market with solutions for dewatering and drying different types of materials to create circular flows. A dried material from food production can be reused without being destroyed and can then become new food.

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Plant Based Food and Beverages

In the production of plant-based food and drink, a residual flow arises. This can be, for example, fiber residues from the production of oat drinks and soy drinks. These residual flows have a high value and can be used as a wholesome food thanks to the still high nutrient content. However, there are major challenges in being able to achieve food quality. These can be microbial challenges during the decay process starting quickly, the material itself is sticky and difficult to handle, volume changes in the production process, the nutrient content must not be destroyed or changed and the material must not be burned.

Oat drink

In oat beverage production, a residual flow of wet oat fiber, reOAT, is formed. The fiber contains several nutrients such as protein and fiber. If the material is dried, it can be returned to the food chain before it rots.

Soy drink

In the production of soy drink, the solid part of the soy remains, which is called Okara. Okaran contains a lot of water but also several nutrients and can be used as a valuable raw material if it is taken care of. Okaran can, for example, be used as a vegan meat substitute.

Brewery

Brewer’s spent grain is a by-product of the brewing of beer. The spent grain contains several nutrients, especially protein and fiber. Due to the poor durability of the material, much of it is wasted. If it is dried, the putrefaction process stops and the spent grains can be taken care of and used in food production as an additive or in new food products.

Other beverages

reCirculating Food Dryer can be used to dry several different residues from plant-based foods and beverages. Residues from PBFB production that are dried can be used in new food products or in animal feed products as raw material that are sent for further processing.

WEFTEC 2020 in New Orleans!

2020-06-10

October 3-7 the WEFTEC water quality event will take place in New Orleans! We will be there!

We will be at the North Atlantic Seafood Forum!

2020-02-27

Thursday March 5th, we will be at the North Atlantic Seafood Forum in Bergen!

Network meet in Stockholm!

2019-11-15

December 17th we will present Freeze Dry Unit at a network meet in Stockholm

Successful launch at Aquatech!

2019-11-15

Freeze Dry Unit was met by a lot of interest in Amsterdam

Presentation at TAG-meeting in London!

2019-10-25

Freeze Dry Unit is presented at Isle Utilities TAG-meeting in London the 21st of November!

Visit us at Aquatech!

2019-10-15

We will be at Aquatech in Amsterdam, one of Europes biggest exhibitions for water and wastewater, and present the Freeze Dry Unit to the market for the first time!

Questions and answers

What can the material be used for after drying?

After the material has dried, a number of possibilities open up for use. It can be used for new food, keep going to feed and so on.

 

In food, dried oat fiber, reOAT, has a great value as a complement or replacement of virgin oats in, for example, bread, health bars, muesli and more. It can also be used to extract protein and produce meat substitutes.

What happens to the water from the wet material?

The water can be condensed and return to a process to create a circular flow of water or be released into the air.

Why do you want to achieve a high degree of dryness?

Wet organic material from plant based food and beverage production becomes bad quickly after it leaves the process. This has to do with the combination of organic material and high water content that promotes microbial growth. If the water is wiped off, lowering the water activity level, the microbial activity decreases and the material lasts long enough to be taken care of. For example, for use in other food products.

Do you work with sustainability issues?

We are working towards the sustainability goals in Agenda 2030, where we have selected five goals where we have the greatest chance of participating and contributing to. These goals are: Zero hunger, Clean water and sanitation, Responsible consumption and production, Climate action and Life on land.

Is the processes batch or continuous?

Both reCirculating Food Dryer and freeze Dry Unit is continuous processes.