EnWave Corporation

EnWave Corporation

October 13, 2010 07:02 ET

EnWave Completes Pilot Plant in Delta, B.C. for Radiant Energy Vacuum ("REV") Dehydration Technology

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 13, 2010) - EnWave Corporation (TSX VENTURE:ENW)(FRANKFURT:E4U) ("EnWave" or "the Company") is very pleased to announce that it has completed its first pilot-scale food production and demonstration facility in Delta, B.C. to showcase two of the Company's Radiant Energy Vacuum ("REV") dehydration technologies. The facility contains a newly designed pilot-scale nutraREV™ food dehydration machine, a lab-scale nutraREV™ machine, and the Company's pilot-scale batch powderREV™bulk powder dehydration technology. The plant is designed for use by current partners who wish to produce test market quantities of dried food products, to develop new nutraDried™ food products, or to test powderREV™as an alternative to freeze drying for proteins and other biological materials. The Company will also use the facility to demonstrate its technologies to potential partners, multinational collaborators and investors.

"I am extremely proud to see the Company meet this important milestone in the commercialization of our dehydration technology," said Dr. Tim Durance, EnWave's Chairman and Co-CEO. "With two multi-national companies currently working with EnWave, the pilot plant was necessitated by a spike in the global interest in our technology. The new nutraREV™ pilot is already booked by potential customers and collaborators to the end of this year, and we anticipate that demand will only grow as we demonstrate the superiority of REV over other forms of dehydration technology in terms of increased speed, processing cost reductions and improvements in product quality. I want to thank my team for all the work they have done to make this pilot plant a reality."

The pilot-scale nutraREV™ machine is the first Small to Medium Enterprise ("SME") version of nutraREV™ to be built by EnWave. Powered by up to 20 kW in microwave energy, the technology is capable of producing approximately 30 kilograms of nutraDried™ food products per hour, including fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood and herbs. The Company anticipates that this version of nutraREV™ may also act as a commercial-scale machine for a number of high value food products, ingredients and nutraceuticals. 

In 2009, EnWave sold its first commercial-scale 75kW nutraREV™ machine to Richmond, B.C.-based CAL-SAN Enterprises for the production of nutraDried™ blueberries. Since that time, the Company has signed a number of collaborations with large commercial partners who are actively testing EnWave's nutraREV™ and powderREV™ dehydration technologies.

About EnWave

Using proprietary technologies developed in conjunction with the University of British Columbia, EnWave is commercializing a new method for dehydrating food and biological materials using Radiant Energy Vacuum ("REV") technology under its nutraREV™, powderREV™, bioREV™ and freezeREV™ brands. REV technology combines microwave energy transfer under vacuum to dehydrate and alter structures and drive chemical reactions, thereby creating unique product characteristics for both food products and medical applications that include fruit, vegetables, probiotics, enzymes, proteins, food cultures, vaccines and antibodies. More information about EnWave is available at www.enwave.net.

EnWave Corporation

Dr. Tim Durance, Chairman & Co-CEO

Safe Harbour for Forward-Looking Information Statements: This press release may contain forward-looking information based on management's expectations, estimates and projections. All statements that address expectations or projections about the future, including statements about the Company's strategy for growth, product development, market position, expected expenditures and financial results are forward-looking statements. These statements are not a guarantee of future performance and involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. There is no guarantee that the Company's REV technology can or will improve processes in the target industry; even if the Company's REV technology can be used as described in this document, there is no guarantee that such use will result in orders for the Company's REV technology. All figures comparing REV technologies to freeze drying or other dehydration technologies are provided as examples of data obtained through the Company's own scientific and testing programs; each product must be tested individually to determine the benefits of using REV.

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