Obesity is an international health challenge that is now an epidemic in many countries.
Refined sugar has been widely criticised as being the primary driver of obesity and the rise in diabetes.
Biomass Technologies has developed a technology that contributes to solving the problem.
The company has pioneered a sugar cane processing technology and developed a range of natural cane products that will revolutionise the food industry as we know it.
This is one of the most important breakthroughs in food science in the last 30 years.
Partnering with the CSIRO at its Werribee Food Science Facility Biomass Technologies has developed an exciting range of low GI, all natural products including a cane juice beverage under the trademark Sunshine Gold.
Our technology produces a number of new and innovative products from sugar cane
What was once a mono crop now has vast potential to be a multi-product crop, significantly increasing its value.
Through utilising this new process, Biomass Technologies is able to process sugar cane in a way that:
- Retains flavour and naturally occurring vitamins and minerals
- Ensures low GI
- Keeps the products all natural
Sunshine GoldTM Dried Blended Products
As a result of our partnership with the CSIRO Biomass Technologies has been able to develop an innovative process which retains our patented all natural sugar cane processing technology and creates blended dried powders that do not contain refined sugar and do not rely on carrying agents such as maltodextrin. This is game changing.
Sunshine GoldTM Syrup
Sunshine Gold SyrupTM is produced from Sunshine Gold Cane JuiceTM. It is a natural cane syrup and can be concentrated to 70 brix. The syrup retains the naturally occurring minerals, retains the natural flavour and has zero chemical additives so it is genuinely all natural. As well as being low GI the syrup has a wide range of uses in the food and beverage industry as a sweetener or beverage base.
What makes us unique
Sunshine GoldTM overcomes the two main negatives in the marketplace:
- Refined sugar is seen as harmful
- Chemical sweeteners are treated by the public with suspicion.
The technology is fundamentally different from traditional milling. It allows the cane juice to retain the naturally occurring nutrients and separates the cane fibre so that cane fibre uses can at last be properly realised.
The process uses green, unburnt cane. This eliminates the traditional industry practices of cane burning in the field and bagasse burning in the mill. The environmental advantages are significant.
The technology eliminates the aggressive chemicals used in refined sugar and preserves the natural quality of the product and the naturally occurring nutrients.
As part of our partnership with the CSIRO we have engaged world-leading technology to develop a range of blended dried products that can be co-dried and are low GI and cold water soluble. This is a massive step forward for the food and beverage industry.
Mark Diamond has been with Biomass since its inception. He is the architect of the Biomass business vision and has driven its execution. A lawyer by profession, he has three decades of business experience in various Australian industries.
Peter Miller is a senior Australian board director with extensive experience in driving outcomes. A chartered accountant by profession, Peter has been associated with Biomass since the beginning.
Trevor Cullinger is the original inventor of the Biomass processing technology.
Jennifer Hershon, representing the Hershon Group of companies which is a significant investor.
Rod Brown has been involved in managing operations in concrete, quarries, transport and manufacturing for his entire career. Rod has been with Biomass since 2010 and has been intimately involved in developing the company’s production processes and product lines.
Dr. Stephen Gulliford through his business, Smart Foods Consulting, brings to Biomass decades of experience in food processing. He is recognised as one of Australia’s leading food scientists and has been a vital contributor to the company’s product lines.
Peter Kelly was a senior executive with Nestle for many years and is now Chairman of Food Bank. He been a key food and beverage industry advisor to Biomass since 2013.
South East Asian Advisor
John Barrow worked in food and beverage processing and marketing in SE Asia for almost forty years. His extensive connections throughout the region are exceptionally valuable to Biomass, particularly in Malaysia, Singapore and Japan.