One of the Future Food Systems CRC’s most successful partnerships is that between Australian SME EcoMag Ltd and chemical engineers at UNSW Sydney.
In a CRC project nearing completion, Australian SME EcoMag engaged experts within UNSW’s School of Chemical Engineering to perfect its spray-drying protocols and advise the company on the purchase of an industrial-scale spray dryer for its Chatswood, Sydney pilot plant. The collaboration enabled EcoMag to speed and scale up production of its upcycled organic magnesium.
Thanks to the process perfected at UNSW, the company now has capacity to supply domestic health supplements manufacturer Abundant Natural Health with organic magnesium salts, key ingredients the company’s range of sleep aids and pain-relief products; and to service bulk orders from US-based retail giants Walmart and CVS. In September, the firm agreed to deliver 1.5 tonnes of magnesium salts to a US client.
Read about EcoMag’s research with UNSW scientists under the Future Food Systems CRC on our website and in this recently published paper.
EcoMag has now become a finalist in the Innovation category at the 2022 Waste Innovation & Recycling Awards.
The Awards ceremony will be held on the evening of Wednesday 26 October in conjunction with this year’s Waste Expo Australia Gala Dinner. It will take place at the Victorian Arts Centre in Melbourne’s Southbank precinct, adjacent to the CBD.
We wish EcoMag the best of luck!
Lead image: EcoMag Chief Technical Officer Dr Tam Tran (right) stands beside the company’s new spray dryer, which is capable of producing 10kg per day of high-grade Mg organics in powder form. Credit: EcoMag