New grain sorting technology for improved food security and safety applied to oats
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 2 000 000|
|Project duration||March 2019 - December 2019|
|Venture||Innovationsprojekt i företag 2018|
|Call||Innovationsprojekt i företag - hösten 2018|
Purpose and goal
BoMill believes the principles of its proprietary kernel-by-kernel grain sorting technology TriQ could be applicable to premium crops such as oats. The project aims to develop an appropriate kernel singulator prototype for oats kernels. This potentially adds value to the grain itself, secures profit margins for grain traders and millers, and lets BoMill gain a meaningful share of a grain sorting market.
Expected results and effects
The capability of sorting oats for its internal quality could contribute to a new level of food and feed safety and enable recovery of the hidden values in down and low graded harvests.
Planned approach and implementation
The approach is a detection system upgrade to achieve elimination of sorting errors and extend the present mycotoxin and protein detecting system to become applicable to these high protein kernels. The prototypes would be tested and evaluated on the full-scale industrial application to draw conclusions before potential pilot production.