SME Koolmill Systems Limited and Slough-based Hanovia were joint-winners of the UKTI sponsored GREAT British Product award at a gala dinner in Beijing opened by Sir Sebastian Wood, British Ambassador to China.
Koolmill has identified the need for a new technological approach to cereal milling and have pioneered the development of a radical disruptive technology set to transform a massive globally significant industry. Millions live daily with food and fuel poverty and for more than 3.3 billion people rice is life. Existing technology dates back over 100 years and wastes power and rice. Koolmill IP is truly innovative, delivering power savings (up to 80 per cent) and maximising the food return from a finite and valuable natural resource. Koolmill technology will make a significant contribution to a more sustainable future for the rice industry globally.
Working closely with its Chinese JV partners, the low-power, simpler Koolmill process brings potentially zero emission cutting edge technology to all millers regardless of size or location. Its super-efficient displacement technology will make a positive impact on the lives of millions. Koolmill is a UK SME making a difference.
Peter Bloxham, Chairman PFB Associates noted “As one of the five judges for this particular award I can say that all the judges were very impressed by the product and by their efforts to develop it in China because of limited support in the UK.
I believe that this revolutionary milling system for rice and other grains is the equivalent to Dyson and the vacuum cleaner.”
Read an excellent account on http://www.concurrent-engineering.co.uk/koolmill-case-study/.