EnWave Corporation

EnWave Corporation

May 14, 2008 08:30 ET

EnWave Partners with Saskatoon Berry Producer to Test Novel Dehydration Technology

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 14, 2008) - EnWave Corporation (TSX VENTURE:ENW)(FRANKFURT:E4U) ("EnWave" or "the Company") has announced the lease of a batch unit of its proprietary food dehydration technology, nutraREV, to a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-based berry processing company, Riverbend Plantation, Inc. The company will test the feasibility of using nutraREV to dehydrate Saskatoon berries into a commercially saleable product for the North American and European markets.

Riverbend Plantation, Inc. will install a batch nutraREV unit in their plant to dehydrate samples of Saskatoon berries. The term of the lease is one year, with the option to purchase a continuous nutraREV unit following successful product testing and market studies.

nutraREV uses EnWave's proprietary Radiant Energy Vacuum (REV) technology developed at the University of British Columbia to dehydrate fruits and vegetables. Unlike conventional freeze drying technology, customers have the ability to select moisture content in the end product, allowing the creation of customized shelf-stable products that more closely resemble fruit or vegetables in their fresh state.

"Compared to freeze drying, nutraREV is a faster process, consumes less energy, and requires significantly lower capital investment," stated EnWave President and Co-CEO, John McNicol. "The nutraREV process retains nutrients in food equivalent to freeze drying, while certain products have shown improved flavour and colour retention."

"This new system allows us to expand our market beyond frozen fruit and to allow many more applications than would otherwise be possible," said Grace Whittington of Riverbend Plantation. "We like the texture, color and flavour of dried fruit from this system. The long term storage properties are excellent and nutrition is not lost with this fast drying method."

Riverbend Plantation will be working closely with Dr. Venkatesh Meda of the Agriculture & Bioresource Engineering Department at the University of Saskatchewan. "EnWave's nutraREV is a 'green' technology that can reduce the energy costs of dehydration by up to 75 per cent compared with freeze drying and other conventional technologies," says Dr. Meda. "I am excited by the possibility of having a pilot plant facility to conduct my research and hopefully be able to contribute viable solutions to avert the impending world food and energy crisis."

EnWave expects the batch unit to be operational at the Riverbend Plantation facility prior to the Saskatoon berry harvest in July of 2008.

About Riverbend Plantation, Inc.

Riverbend Plantation is a family owned and operated Saskatoon Berry orchard and food processing company located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The farm grows 14 acres of berries and purchases berries from 20 other growers from across western Canada to use in its production facility to process jams, jellies, syrups, pie fillings, chocolates and drinks. Native to Western Canada, Saskatoon berries are dark purple, slightly smaller than a domestic blueberry and have a tarter flavour.

About EnWave

Using proprietary technologies developed in conjunction with the University of British Columbia, EnWave is focused on the development of new methods of dehydrating biological materials using Radiant Energy Vacuum (REV) technology under its bioREV, nutraREV, and powderREV brands. REV technology combines radiant energy transfer with pressure control to dehydrate and alter structures and drive chemical reactions, thereby creating unique product characteristics for both food products and medical applications that include dry vaccines. More information about EnWave is available at www.enwave.net.

EnWave Corporation

Mr. John McNicol, President & Co-CEO

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. The forward-looking statement in this press release includes: "EnWave expects". 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 nutraREV technology can or will improve processes in the food industry; even if the Company's nutraREV technology can be used as described in this document, there is no guarantee that such use will result in orders for the Company's nutraREV technology.

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