For ProKris Technologies, Cleantech Innovations, experienced in starting and developing technological innovative companies, and IPSS, specialized in process engineering for large companies as Royal Dutch Shell and Engie, collaborate with Wageningen Food and Biobased Research, Novifarm and Smurfit Kappa.
Wageningen Food and Biobased Research
Wageningen University is internationally well-know for their expertise in Food and Agri research. As the founders of the technology, the university is an important partner in the commercialisation. They patented the anti-solvent crystallization technique to extract sugars in 2012, and license it to ProKris in 2016. Prof. Johan Sanders, the discoverer of anti-solvent sugar crystallisation, remains strongly connected to ProKris Technologies as a scientific advisor.
Novifarm is an innovative farm in the south of the Netherlands with over 300 hectares of farmland. Novifarm is a loyal producer and shareholder of SuikerUnie, the Dutch sugar producer, and has a lot of experience in sugar beet farming and implementing new technologies on their farm. Novifarm is our launching customer; the first commercial Prokris plant will be operating on their farm.