The Accelerated Implementation Of Biorefinery Technologies seeks to identify high impact technologies and practices in the following categories:

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The invention relates to a process for producing protein microparticles in dilute organic acid solutions and without the presence of an alcohol such as ethanol. The microparticles are formed by dissolving a cereal prolamin protein in a concentrated organic acid solution with agitation and then...

The Technology Stations Programme (TSP) was established to enable Universities of Technology (UoT) to provide technology development services to small and medium enterprises (SMEs). The Technology Stations (TS) provide innovative Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) solutions for complex

Process Energy and Environmental Technology Station (PEETS) is located at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Mapulong Building, Doornfontein Campus. The primary mandate for the PEETS is to contribute towards improving the competitiveness of industry through the application of specialised knowledge

Limpopo AgroFood Technology Station (LATS) was established to achieve the eight anti-poverty targets known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), within the context of the National Development Plans (NDP) Framework. LATS is funded by the Technology Innovation Agency (TIA) and housed at the

AgriFood Technology Station (ATS) is well placed in a state of the art complex on the Bellville campus of the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). This includes a Pilot Plant with different processing areas for baked goods, meat products, beverages, chocolate & sweets, spray drying &

The development of a proprietary irrigation pivot with a walkabout action, to increase surface reach with a single pivot. 

Development Impact

Reducing the capital cost of irrigation farming and manufacturing prospects for the region. This is important for emerging farmers and food security.

The potential of agro-processing in Lesotho, especially using sorghum, pumpkin and pumpkin seeds to produce sorghum muesli and sorghum baked products is not fully exploited. Super-foods, trading as Bohlokoa is one of the first movers in an emerging market and therefore encourages participation of...

Setsong is made up of artisanal, handcrafted tea products that are crafted from wild-harvested, indigenous, African plants found in the natural landscapes of South Africa; more prominently within the rural areas of Limpopo. Through tea harvesting & crafting, Setsong aims to develop the economy...

Marula fruit beer, as commonly known in African communities, is currently produced by mostly women as an enterprise during the fruiting season. The fruit is highly nutritious and has good health properties. These attributes are potentially transferred into the marula beer.  The University of Limpopo...