Chenguang Biotechnology Group Co., Ltd. is a high-tech listed company that has been deeply engaged in the extraction of plant active ingredients for many years. With hard work and technological innovation, it has grown from a small workshop-style factory into a world-renowned enterprise in the pigment industry and an important global plant extraction company. one of the suppliers.
Make Chinese chili peppers red all over the world
Although my country has been developing in this field for many years, its output is less than 2% of the world’s total. When Chenguang Bio first entered the capsicum pigment industry, it began to think about how to increase the production scale.
The ideas that Chenguang people came up with are a bit of a mix: dry peppers, use equipment that dehydrates vegetables; separate seeds and skins, try agricultural seed selectors; pulverize and pelletize, you can learn from feed production equipment; grind, maybe process flour The machine can do it… By stringing these “earth guys” together, through integrated innovation and technological transformation, a continuous, large-scale and closed pepper processing production line has been created. After that, he conquered the processing of pepper with handle, the granulation of pepper powder, the reduction of solvent consumption, and the innovation of continuous countercurrent extraction process… A series of “atypical” technological innovations made piecemeal, and finally prompted the qualitative change of the enterprise. At present, the annual demand for capsanthin in the world is about 10,000 tons, and the production and sales volume of Chenguang Bio has reached 8,000 tons, ranking the top in the world for 13 consecutive years.
“Eat dry and squeeze clean” waste into raw materials
In 2006, Lu Qingguo, chairman of Chenguang Biotechnology Group Co., Ltd., saw tomato peels and seeds abandoned after processing tomato paste all over the Gobi Desert in Xinjiang. He arranged for technical staff to tackle key problems. After eight years of exploration, a breakthrough has been achieved in the key technology for the industrialized and efficient preparation of lycopene from skin residues. While extracting lycopene from tomato skin, the tomato seeds are used as oil, and the residue is used as feed. The income of the two products offsets the cost of raw materials and labor. Lycopene achieves “zero cost”, making this “noble product” It becomes possible to enter the homes of ordinary people.
Chenguang Bio uses its own core technology to extract and comprehensively utilize the active ingredients in plant raw materials.
Original innovation to create one’s own blue ocean
“In the plant extraction industry and technology, we have been following the West in the past. Whether it is capsanthin, capsaicin, lutein, or the superior product lycopene, what we can do is to expand the production scale and reduce production costs. Do things from ’1 to 10′.” Lu Qingguo said.
In order to win the first opportunity in the market competition, Chenguang Bio has entered the “no man’s land” in research and development. When they used stevia leaves to extract steviol glycosides, they successfully extracted CQA to replace antibiotics. This new technology not only opens up a new way for my country’s green breeding industry, but also opens up a new way for enterprises to utilize the “three wastes”, which has good economic benefits and market prospects.
Extracting CQA and QG from stevia leaves and marigold flower residues, to extracting garlic oil and garlic polysaccharides from garlic processing wastewater, the production methods of these products are irreplaceable. After they are put on the market to open up sales, they will greatly enhance the competition of enterprises. Advantage.
“Make new products, new applications and new varieties from ’0 to 1′, relying on original innovation to create a blue ocean of our own.” Lu Qingguo said.
Post time: Jan-25-2022