Biotechnologies act as the main business profile of the company. TOR Biologos GmbH has developed technologies and a wide range of products for several specialized bio- and pharmacological factories.
A project of a biofactory for the production of amaranth products
Based on the productivity, content, and balance of protein by amino acids, amaranth is considered in this project as the main raw material for biologically active nutrition and BAS - a source of vegetable protein. The source of protein in amaranth can be the whole plant biomass at any stage of vegetation. The main advantages of amaranth are its productivity and protein content.
Two ways of activating the protein mass and amino acids have been developed in the TORtec Research Institute: from a dry herbaceous mass and from a green plant to a pH of 9.2-10-liquid after the extraction of routine (3%), that is, the technique allows processing the amaranth without waste, obtaining valuable valuable products. The yield of protein during processing of phytomass reaches up to 200 c/ha and more in both cases.
The BAS produced from amaranth by the “Tornado” technology, according to the content of proteins, which ammounts to 17-21%, has the greatest coincidence
with the theoretically calculated ideal protein, and the balance of the amino acid composition (interchangeable and essential amino acids) equates to the protein of female milk. Therefore, applicable in nutrition from infants to the most valuable food for the military, athletes and bodybuilders. For comparison, the coefficient of evaluation for the ideal protein: amaranth - 75, cow milk - 72, soybean - 68, barley - 62, wheat - 60, maize - 44, peanuts - 32. Moreover, 100 g of amaranth protein contains 6.2 g of lysine-an essential amino acid, which is not in such an amount in other plants. With a lack of lysine, food is simply not digested and the protein "passes" the body in transit.
The project of a biofactory for extracting pectin from plant raw materials
In most cases, manufacturers for the production of pectin use classical technology. It is based on the use of strong acids (HCl, HNO3, H3PO4, H2SO4), aluminum chloride, ammonium hydroxide, a mixture of alcohol with acid and alcohols of various concentrations. The process proceeds under elevated temperature regimes (45-120 °C) in an acidic medium at a pH of 0.5-2.0 with variations in extraction and hydrolysis duration, from 3 to 6 hours, and a general process cycle of up to 12 hours or more.
Classical acid technology has a number of disadvantages: the use of corrosive liquids leads to special requirements for the equipment’s material and the aggravation of environmental production problems. High-temperature treatment with strong acids leads to a decrease in the quality of pectin.
As a result: enormous costs of production, disposal of sour and depreciation charges on restoration of process equipment operating in aggressive environments, as well as the maintenance of buildings and structures, including expensive wastewater treatment plant, which is a direct consequence of the complexity of the process of obtaining
pectin on this technology. This technology leads to a high cost of the finished product.
The TORtec Research Institute - partner, has developed a project for the application of technology "Tornado" in combination with the enzymatic method of extraction of pectin. Mechanochemical activation of the plant’s raw materials is carried out at the micron level in the working chamber of the “Tornado” installation along with the composition of the multienzyme complex of pectolitic enzymes, which gives the opportunity to isolate pectin with different molecular masses with the aim of their application in various sectors of the economy.
The project of the biofactory for the production of lycopene containing components
Recently, a great attention should be paid to the culture of tomatoes due to the content of lycopene- a unique natural pigment from the group of carotenoids. Lycopene is a vitamin-antioxidant, which has been very intensively studied recently. Among carotenoids, it excels with high antioxidant activity (almost three times more active than beta-carotene), as well as with absence of toxic effects, even in high doses. The uniqueness of this pigment is its ability to maintain its qualities after heat treatment and even improve them.
The main advantage of TOR-biotechnology is that the activation of the plant’s raw material and grinding it on the micro-nanoscale occurs with the full preservation of cell substances (with the exception of the cellulose skeleton and shell), a genetically complete cell of life, which allows not only to completely preserve the bioenergetics of the raw material, vitamins, macro - and microelements, organic acids and other nutrients contained in the feedstock, but also tens of times to increase the total energy charge of the product. And this gives a double positive effect on the living organism.
• Fresh tomatoes;
• Tomato paste;
• Wastes from the production of juice and pasta;
• Damaged raw materials and mixtures thereof;
• Green mass.
Examples of products:• Micronutrient powder concentrated with a high content of lycopene;
• Biological concentrate from green mass, protosteroids;
• BAS, concentrate of aphrodisiac.
• 40 pharmacological names and formulations with a high content of lycopene;
• Other products, confidential.