Lyras, a Danish firm specialising in sustainable pasteurisation expertise, has introduced its entrance into the UK and Irish market, as a part of its mission to speed up the worldwide discount of CO2 emissions throughout the processing business. By 2030, Lyras predicts that its gear could have saved 1,000,000 metric tonnes of CO2.
Based in 2017, Lyras was constructed on three years of analysis into sustainable pasteurisation processes and the event of its Raslysation expertise alongside public well being specialists, lecturers and figures within the dairy and juice industries.
Raslysation is a non-thermal therapy that makes use of UV gentle at a selected wavelength to pasteurise opaque liquid meals and non-food merchandise, together with dairy, juice and enzymes. The liquid is directed previous the sunshine supply in a managed motion in order that every part is illuminated to inactivate micro organism and different microorganisms.
Lyras’ strategy reduces power use by 60-90% and water use by 60-80% whereas lowering operational prices and heightening product high quality when in comparison with conventional methods which require the product to be heated and cooled once more.
By creating its Raslysation expertise and bringing it to market, Lyras is enabling the processing business to attain a discount within the utilization of power and water within the pasteurisation course of, and finally speed up the worldwide discount of CO2 emissions created by the business.
Lyras recognises the UK and Eire as leaders within the liquid meals manufacturing market, notably for dairy merchandise, and the significance of the meals business lowering its carbon footprint.
Rasmus Mortensen, CEO at Lyras mentioned: “For the previous 150 years, pasteurisation has been a course of centered on warmth. At Lyras, we now have invented a expertise that makes use of gentle to take away pathogens from liquid merchandise. This can be a a lot gentler strategy to processing opaque liquid merchandise, which not solely maintains requirements however enhances the standard of the product on the finish of the method by inflicting much less influence to the vitamins and style.
“Lyras is sort of actually shining a light-weight on an business that has been a supply of excessive ranges of water and consumption, in addition to a big producer of CO2. Our purpose is to assist the processing business to cut back power and water consumption and utilization, and finally create a greater, extra sustainable method to produce merchandise that thousands and thousands of individuals use and eat each day. That is particularly vital through the power disaster, plus an elevated deal with the shelf lifetime of meals merchandise.
“Bringing our progressive expertise to the UK and Irish markets is a big step ahead, and we’re excited to see the constructive influence that we are able to have to enhance the sustainability and high quality of liquid merchandise being produced right here.”
Lyras’ core methods, the Raslysation Sirius and the Raslysation Spica, are each simply put in options which might be scaled and customised to business specs. The Sirius system operates utilizing specifically designed gentle filters to deal with micro organism and spores in light-sensitive meals and non-food liquids resembling dairy merchandise, wine and juice. The system saves sufficient CO2 to journey all over the world by automotive 164 instances. The Spica system operates on the identical ideas because the Sirius however is designed to deal with low transparency liquids that aren’t light-sensitive, together with faucet water, brine and non-food liquids.
Lyras’ expertise has already been offered to corporations within the US, Australia, Spain, Sweden and Denmark that function throughout the dairy, juice and industrial fermentation industries. Within the spring, the tactic was chosen to safe one of many world’s most costly dairy merchandise, particularly the protein lactoferrin, which is used, amongst different issues, in toddler formulation. Its staff of 68 is predicated in North Jutland, Denmark and lately received the EY Future Impression Award 2021.
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