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POS Bio-Sciences technology update

Posted on Dec 15, 2016

Process for producing Omega-3 enriched marine oils – this uses short path distillation – the technology can be scaled to commercial production at our facility in Batavia. Preparation of stable oil-water micro-emulsions.  These emulsions can be used as base ingredients for food and beverage applications. Non-solvent, aqueous extraction of oils from microalgae. In-situ extraction that allows for the removal of oil without the use of hexane.  The resulting de-oiled meal is also higher in protein value.  Process development and product characterization for a canola lecithin product. Engineering...

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POS brings more to the table

Posted on Dec 15, 2016

Revised fiber prices – new instrumentation allows POS Bio-Sciences to offer more competitive prices on fiber methods. Contact us for details.    Protein functionality testing – this increases POS Bio-Sciences protein capabilities and allows clients to compare the functional properties of their protein, such as foaming, emulsification, solubility, water and oil holding capacities against industrial standards – for example, in Soy protein. Contact us to learn more.    POS Bio-Sciences has developed a procedure to methylate oil without destroying the hydroxy fatty acids (HFAs).  This...

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The POS Way: A LEAN Report

Posted on Dec 15, 2016

The core idea of Lean is to provide perfect value to the customer through processes that have zero waste.   Eliminating waste along entire value streams creates processes that need less human effort, less space, less capital, and less time to make products and services at far less costs and with much fewer defects, compared with traditional business systems. During the transition from a government funded organization to an employee owned company, we quickly realized that we had to find a way to achieve operational excellence.  The principles of Lean Manufacturing seemed to fit in well with...

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AOCS Member offer

Posted on Dec 15, 2016

Batavia Bio Processing Limited, a POS Bio-Sciences subsidiary is offering AOCS members 10% off any project bookings made before January 2017 and completed by the end of March 2017. This limited time offer is exclusive to AOCS members, and provides an opportunity for organizations with budding bio-based projects to take advantage of our unique Batavia facility.  

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POS Bio-Sciences Looking to Spin Starch By-product into Gold

Posted on Dec 12, 2016

POS Bio-Sciences partners with Sweden’s Speximo to combine technologies and capacity   SASKATOON – POS Bio-Sciences announced a formal cooperation agreement with Sweden’s Speximo today. Headquartered in Lund, Sweden, Speximo offers green, innovative and sustainable solutions for the encapsulation and stabilization of oil-water emulsions by using selected starches.  Saskatoon-based POS Bio-Sciences is a leading edge ingredient development company and has developed processes for production of various unique oils and oil fractions for the food, nutraceutical and cosmetic industries.  So,...

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Who wants to change the world?

Posted on Dec 7, 2016

ScienceTrek visits POS Bio-Sciences   Students from the Saskatoon ScienceTrek program returned to POS Bio-Sciences today to be introduced to the world of POS Bio-Sciences. ScienceTrek is a field-based science program created to inspire grade eight students to grow academically, socially, personally and culturally. The program is highlighted by ‘hands on’ out of school experiences intended to fuel a passion for science and learning. POS understands and values the opportunity to create excitement for students in the field of science.  “Feeding the interests of young people and providing...

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