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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.

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July 16, 2014
By Alberta Farmer

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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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