BATM, a leading provider of real-time technologies for networking solutions and medical laboratory systems, is pleased to announce that Celitron, the group’s subsidiary that is part of the Eco-Med unit, has completed delivery of the first of its new instrument that recovers high-quality protein and oils from insects to a world renowned company focused on commercializing industrial-scale insect-based technologies to produce feedstock. The entry into a new market segment with the first delivery of this instrument marks a further milestone achieved by Celitron in 2020.
The Group’s new instrument provides a continuous and automated process for the recovery of solid protein and oils from insects, such as worms and flies, that feed on waste. It is based on Celitron’s innovative Integrated Sterilizer and Shredder (ISS) technology that is designed for sterilizing harmful agricultural and medical waste and rendering them benign. The ISS also has the advantage of enabling a streamlined process and being far more cost-effective compared with any competing solutions.
The customer, which is headquartered in Belgium, recycles insect nutrients into valuable products for the feedstock industry. The customer intends to use the solution to produce insect protein powder that can be used as a substitute for fishmeal and oils that can be used in aquaculture feed. The group said it expects to receive orders from this customer for further instruments in due course.
This contract is in addition to other contracts for the group’s ISS-based solutions delivered in 2020 in Europe and Asia, with the group having received orders of $8.3 million for this technology in 2019 and 2020. With demand for protein on the rise and the crucial need to ensure protein safety along with an increased interest in the ISS, the group is confident of adding to this total in 2021.
A video showing the instrument in operation: https://youtu.be/4Pat7itiUQ8