The investment enables the company to install innovative drying technology and expand its laboratory, allowing them to meet growing global demand for phytonutrients, which give plants their vibrant colours and are used as an ingredient for functional foods, dietary supplements and beauty products.
This funding builds on a previous US$300,000 federal investment the company received to develop a new method of extracting phytonutrients from plants using the most natural solvent possible: water.
“The Government of Canada is proud to support Mazza Innovation in developing and commercialising their innovative plant extraction technology. This is a solid example of the government partnering with agri-based companies on innovations that add value to agricultural products, create good local jobs and bring economic prosperity to the agricultural sector and to our community of Delta,” commented minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities, Carla Qualtrough.
In return, Benjamin Lightburn, president, Mazza Innovation said: “Mazza Innovation is pleased to receive the support of the government of Canada to assist in accelerating the commercial development of our Canadian-invented environmentally friendly botanical extraction technology. This investment will help us meet demand from personal care, food supplement and food manufacturing companies worldwide.”