EINSTED
case study
Pulsed electric fields to reduce chemichals
Pre-Seed
Buenos Aires, Argentina

What's the Problem?

Because of its high functionality, starch is a widely used ingredient in the food and beverage industry. Today, to improve their functional properties, starch granules are treated chemically or with enzymes, which can be a problem for health and the environment. At the same time, the modification process creates a "bottleneck" in production. Since it is carried out in a batch process, the equipment requires set-up and cleaning time before continuing with the next lot. This implies interrupting production, counting on industrial capacity, and wasting large volumes of water.

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How are they Solving it?

Einsted is designing and developing the prototype of its nano-system: a BioElectroProcessor (BEP) capable of applying electrical pulses to promote the elaboration of new starches. In particular, Einsted sustainably optimizes the starch acetylation process, considerably reducing treatment times and engineering costs, and increasing production capacity, without affecting the product, and avoiding unwanted by-products. In this way, food reaches the market faster, with higher quality, and in a sustainable manner. By replacing conventional treatment with continuous treatment, Einsted accelerates production by 60 times. They reduce costs derived from inefficient processes, equipment size, amount of reagents used, and waste. In addition, they minimize the environmental impact of the process, reduce energy and water use, CO2 emissions and the use of chemicals.

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