Danish food tech start-up Lyras has developed a pasteurisation technology that it says has a lower environmental impact than traditional pastuerisation while also cutting food waste and delivering on safety and nutrition.
The innovative technology is based on ultraviolet light, which it uses to remove bacteria in products like milk without heat treatment.
“We have spent several years developing a unique technology, using a patent protected light filter in between the UV lamps and the product flow (the coils within the liquid flows). Using this UV filter allows us to only let through the precise wavelength needed without compromising the product quality. Hence this is the biggest reason we can treat so many products today, with perfect micro biological results and maintain the original food flavor, proteins, antioxidants and the like.”
They claimed to be able to save minimum 90% of the energy consumption and about 60% of the water consumption and have applications in US, Australia, Spain, Sweden, Denmark.