REHOVOT, ISRAEL — Higher Juice, Ltd., an Israeli startup growing sugar discount options, is teaming up with GEA Group AG, a Germany-based provider of meals processing know-how, in a push to scale its world footprint.
Launched in 2017 by a workforce of biochemists and microbiologists, Higher Juice’s enzymatic know-how reduces sugar content material in orange juices. It makes use of pure substances to transform fructose, glucose and sucrose into prebiotic dietary fibers and different non-digestible molecules. The result’s a low-calorie, reduced-sugar product that has the identical dietary values and sweetness of orange juice with out the usage of sweeteners or different components to exchange the sugars.
The know-how has been proven to scale back as a lot as 80% of sugars in orange juice, the corporate stated.
Higher Juice will work with GEA to assemble and set up the sugar discount resolution and market the system globally. Underneath the partnership, GEA will engineer, design, manufacture and set up the bioreactor that reduces sugar, whereas Higher Juice will produce the immobilized microorganisms used within the enzymatic course of.
GEA will design three devices with small, medium and enormous manufacturing capacities to fulfill the necessities of varied juice corporations. The primary instrument, a 200L gadget, will launch inside the subsequent few months, the businesses stated.
“This thrilling collaboration marks a significant milestone in Higher Juice’s scale-up plans and advances the commercialization of our know-how,” stated Eran Blachinsky, PhD, founder and chief government officer of Higher Juice. “GEA possesses a sterling repute within the area of course of know-how and shall be a powerful engineering accomplice. This collaboration will enable for clean integration of our enzymatic know-how into juice manufacturing corporations searching for to fulfill the sugar-reduction pattern. It can undoubtedly open doorways for us and speed up gross sales development internationally.”
Higher Juice plans to enter the US market and already has signed a number of collaboration agreements with North American juice producers, he added.
“American shoppers are extra conscious of the quantity of sugars in juice drinks and they’re able to drink better-for-you juices containing much less sugars,” Mr. Blachinsky stated.