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Crush Dynamics secures U.S. patent for fermented ingredient

By Food in Canada Staff   

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a patent for Crush Dynamics’ U.S. Patent Application No.: 16/882,317, System, Method, Process and Nutrient-rich Product Derived from Wine Derivatives.

“Building strong intellectual property here in Canada is key to the future of both agri-food tech and our country’s plant-based food, feed and ingredient sector,” said CEO of Protein Industries Canada Bill Greuel. “We are pleased to see Crush Dynamics achieving another critical milestone with respect to developing unique ingredients. With this newest development, they’re helping enable the future of food through innovative, sustainable food and ingredient options.”

Crush Dynamics’ approach enables bio-transformation of wine-making derivatives into food ingredients.

“Grape production is one of the world’s largest fruit crops.” said co-inventor Gray Strachan, head scientist, Crush Dynamics. “This new process is a significant advance for the wine industry. Utilization of our intellectual property can enable the wine industry to approach ‘zero waste’ operation. In addition, the resulting polyphenol rich ingredients have tremendous potential in a wide variety of food formulations.”


“There are over 15 million metric tonnes of crushed grapes created annually around the world,” added Kirk Moir, CEO, Crush Dynamics. “Our now patented bio-mechanical approach transforms this material into high performance food ingredients, enabling our food producer customers to address some of the most critical challenges facing the global food chain. The flavour and health benefits are truly game-changing.”

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