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Company expects big things from microwaving biomass

June 27, 2014 - The Alberta advantage isn't just about oil.

For Radient Technologies, it means better access to funding, nearby sources of agricultural biomass, and joining a developed sector of bio-based companies. Founded in Toronto in 2001, the now Edmonton-based company has developed a new, faster way to extract high-value natural compounds from plant biomasses.

Using a microwave-assisted process, it can extract valuable material from flax, rosemary, berries, algae and other types of biomass. For example, it can process flax that has already had the oil extracted.


July 16, 2014  By Alberta Farmer

Research scientist Harmadeep Kaur demonstrates part of microwave extraction at Radient Technologies. Using patented microwave technology to extract
high-value components from flax


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