Alphatech’s Temp-Controlled Milling gelatinizes grain raw materials in feed instantly without water. It needs less processing and energy compared to conventional methods for grain gelatinization, which consists of multiple work steps and consumes much energy/resources. Alphatech is developing a low-cost and efficient gelatinization-milling machine for the feed industry.
Gelatinized grain could improve feed efficiency. Starches in raw grain materials are in a crystal state and are resistant to digestive enzymes. Gelatinization makes them easy to digest by loosening the crystal structure. Based on the principle that “the higher the digestibility is, the better the feed efficiency”, Alphatech’s gelatinization will help feed manufacturers improve the feed efficiency.
The grain powders made by Alphatech’s gelatinization can function as binders/thickeners as well. The gelatinized grain powders become viscous just by adding water, and their viscosity can be controlled by adjusting the amount of water added. The grain powders are expected to be an alternative to such binders/thickeners as dextrin and guar gum in feed, improving feed nutritional value with less cost.
The grain powders made by Alphatech’s gelatinization function as binders/thickeners as well. The gelatinized grain powders become viscos just by adding water, and their viscosity can be controlled by adjusting the amount of water added. The grain powders are expected to alternate such binders/thickeners as dextrin and guar gum in feed, improving feed nutritional value with less cost.
The grain powders made by Temp-Controlled Milling is applicable to various food recipes.
One of their applications is gluten-free food. Becoming viscous by adding water, Alphatech’s gelatinized grain powders help bread rise, or make noodles springy without wheat gluten. Clean-label food is also possible using the gelatinized powders as binders or stabilizers.
In addition, the viscosity can be controlled by adjusting the amount of water added. This feature would be useful in care food to regulate the physical properties of liquid food.
Rations are another possible application, as the grain powders keep gelatinization state for a long time and become edible just by adding water — or you can eat the powders just as they are, if you don’t mind their powdery texture.
Alphatech Temp-Controlled Milling gelatinizes various kind of grains and changes their physical properties. Let’s create new value foods with Alphatech’s gelatinization!
Alphatech’s Temp-Controlled Milling not only gelatinizes grains but amorphizes lignocellulose, which shares a similar molecular structure with starch.
Lignocellulose is the main component of plant-based biomass and has a very firm crystal structure. This firm structure is something unwanted in plant-based biomass up-cycling, which needs lignocellulose degradation as a pretreatment. Many conventional lignocellulose amorphization methods, such as high temperature & high pressure, diluted sodium chloride, and enzyme treatment, have problems like low-efficiency, high-energy cost, use of hazardous agents, and so on. On the contrary, consisting of just “milling under a certain temperature”, Alphatech’s amorphization would be an efficient and eco-friendly way for lignocellulosic biomass pretreatment.
Lignocellulose biomass has various potential applications including energy resource, feed, food, fertilizer, chemical industry raw materials etc. Alphatech’s amorphization will accelerate the establishment of a sustainable world that fully utilizes the potential of lignocellulosic biomass.