NutraCycle – an innovation in upcycling


The NutraCycle upcycling service allows plant-based food & beverage producers to cost effectively manufacture their own Carbersol complex soluble fiber prebiotic ingredients, reducing the need for added sugars, texturizers and other additives. These prebiotic ingredients can be used to fortify new and existing more healthy products or be sold off-site, and waste streams will grow in value.

Carbiotix offers a complete end-to-end support service that allows food & beverage producers to improve the health of products, reduce costs and generate new revenues.

Complete end-to-end support workers

Complete end-to-end support

Carbiotix provides end-to-end support to make sure that every NutraCycle customer and project are successful. This is includes support with regards to process design, operation, optimisation, product development, sales of ingredients and residuals, scientific validation and regulations, and financing through partners if needed. Even operators and maintenance partners can be enlisted if this needs to be outsourced.

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Improving the health of products

NutraCycle allows every customer to become a manufacturer of upcycled Carbersol complex soluble fiber prebiotics. These prebiotics can be used to fortify both existing products and products under development, helping to ensure that every customer improves the health profile of their product portfolio. This will serve as a means for NutraCycle customers to cost-effectively deliver more value to their customers in a world more focused on health and wellness.

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Reducing costs and generating revenues

The NutraCycle service focuses on the cost-effective production of Carbersol complex soluble fiber prebiotics. By upcycling side-stream products on-site, customers get access to a lowest cost prebiotic fortifier as well as reducing the need for added sugar and texturizers, allowing for further savings. The Carbersol process produces a residual product higher in protein content and therefore higher in value. Lastly, Carbersol can be sold offsite as a new revenue stream.

Summary of key benefits of NutraCycle service


Higher pricing power

New revenue streams

Lower costs for raw materials

More effective use of raw materials

Higher valued side-stream products
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Future proof business

Improved competitiveness

Improve the health of people

More sustainable upcycling service

More healthy product portfolio

How the NutraCycle service works


The NutraCycle service is divided into three distinct phases which include a pre-study, joint development phase and ongoing service support. These phases have been designed to cost-effectively evaluate the potential of a side-stream product to be upcycled into a Carbersol ingredient, with each phase increasing in complexity and resource requirements. Carbiotix continually strives to reduce these resource requirements with each NutraCycle project completed.

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Pre-study

The pre-study of the NutraCycle service is divided into a laboratory and pilot assessment phase carried out over three months. The laboratory assessment phase includes the development or confirming of a preliminary process, characterization of the product, and microbiological validation of product efficacy. The pilot assessment phase includes the scale up of the target process and validation of the composition and microbial performance.

Joint development

Joint development

Joint development activities include full-scale process design and modelling, product formulation work, and any work related to third-party tenders, scientific validation, regulations, financing and other network development. At the completion of the joint development phase a decision is made whether to move forward with the construction of the process.

Service support

Service support

Once a Carbersol process is operational at the site of a plant-based food & beverage manufacturer, then Carbiotix switches focus to supporting the operation of the site. Regardless, if a process is managed by a customer or outsourced, Carbiotix will be focused on continuing to provide support with regards to process optimisation, product development, scientific validation, and customer leads.

The benefits of NutraCycle


The benefits of the NutraCycle service for food & beverage manufacturers are manyfold. It is a low risk and relatively low cost means to attain greater pricing power in an industry with narrow margins. It is a way to future proof a business and prepare it for a market increasingly focused on health and wellness. Lastly, it is a means to stay competitive in a market where all companies both large and small are looking for a competitive edge or simply trying to keep up with product development trends.

Attain pricing power

Attain pricing power

NutraCycle is a low risk and relatively low cost means to attain greater pricing power in an industry with narrow margins. By fortifying products by means of an upcycled prebiotic extracted and used on site, one should be able to justify an added margin that covers this extra cost, in addition to potential savings from reducing the need for added sugars and texturizers.

Future proof your business, food factory

Future proof your business

NutraCycle is a way to future proof a business and prepare it for a market increasingly focused on health and wellness. Since prebiotics are lacking in the diets of over 90% of adults, reinforcing a product portfolio with upcycled prebiotics will prepare a company for a growing demand for such products. Moreover, by having a prebiotic ingredient available to sell offsite, a company can diversify its product portfolio.

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Stay competitive

NutraCycle is a means to stay competitive in a market where all companies both large and small are looking for a competitive edge or simply trying to keep up with product development trends. Increasing margins, reducing costs and finding new revenue streams will ensure that a food & beverage company stays competitive and is able to hedge against uncertainly and rapidly changing consumer preferences.

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