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Insights & News

December 2, 2020

KeyLeaf’s Batavia Bio Processing Plant: Leading the Industry

The 25,000 square foot Batavia Bio Processing plant in Batavia, Illinois became a member of the KeyLeaf family in 2016 and has developed a reputation as one of the industry leaders in high vacuum molecular distillation

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September 29, 2020

KEYLEAF: SETTING THE BAR FOR HEMP PROTEIN QUALITY

The global population is projected to reach 9.6 billion, potentially doubling the demand for food by 2050. The threat of planetary protein deficiency has become a strong factor driving research and development of new alternative protein sources such as the hemp plant.

For years, KeyLeaf has been on the front lines of hemp protein research, exploring ways of viably extracting, isolating, and developing hemp protein components, and has developed a number of high-value ingredients resulting from the company’s leading-edge work in the plant protein space...

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August 30, 2020

Innovations & Emerging Trends: KeyLeaf’s Role in the Plant-based Protein Space (Part 3)

A conversation with Dr. Anusha Samaranayaka (Dr. Anusha), KeyLeaf Lead Scientist – Proteins, and Dr. Rick Green, KeyLeaf’s President of Technology Development (Part 3 of 3)

Besides hemp, what other emerging plant protein sources are causing excitement?

Dr. Green:
There is chickpea protein that is being launched both in the US and Europe; a nicely flavored protein with some oil in it. There is also growing interest in developing products using mung bean and fava bean – but pea protein is the big one, leading the pulse industry. How it’s processed has a big influence on the functionality of the protein, meaning that pea protein from one processer may not be the same as pea protein from another processor because they may have used a different process and that changes the properties...

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July 27, 2020

Innovations & Emerging Trends: KeyLeaf’s Role in the Plant-based Protein Space (Part 2)

A conversation with Dr. Anusha Samaranayaka (Dr. Anusha), KeyLeaf Lead Scientist – Proteins, and Dr. Rick Green, KeyLeaf’s President of Technology Development (Part 2 of 3) Besides solving flavor issues, what other issues need to be overcome when formulating with plant proteins? Dr. Anusha Beside finding or creating the desired taste, we must create a…

A conversation with Dr. Anusha Samaranayaka (Dr. Anusha), KeyLeaf Lead Scientist – Proteins, and Dr. Rick Green, KeyLeaf’s President of Technology Development (Part 2 of 3)

Besides solving flavor issues, what other issues need to be overcome when formulating with plant proteins?...

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July 14, 2020

Innovations & Emerging Trends: KeyLeaf’s Role in the Plant-based Protein Space (Part 1)

A conversation with Dr. Anusha Samaranayaka (Dr. Anusha), KeyLeaf Lead Scientist – Proteins, and Dr. Rick Green, KeyLeaf’s President of Technology Development (Part 1 of 3) Can you give an overview of KeyLeaf’s activities in the plant-based protein space? Dr. Anusha: For over four decades, KeyLeaf has been helping companies to process, develop, optimize, and…

A conversation with Dr. Anusha Samaranayaka (Dr. Anusha), KeyLeaf Lead Scientist – Proteins, and Dr. Rick Green, KeyLeaf’s President of Technology Development (Part 1 of 3)

Can you give an overview of KeyLeaf’s activities in the plant-based protein space?...

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July 10, 2020

Saskatoon – Stronger Together

Original Post: https://saskatoonchamber.com/stronger-together/

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May 8, 2020

How does KeyLeaf Excel at Scaling-up in the Food and Nutraceutical Industries ?

Commentary from Dr. Rick Green, KeyLeaf’s President of Technology Development. “Scaling-up” is a skillset not commonly offered within the natural products industry. It involves taking a manufacturing process usually developed in a laboratory using small quantities of materials at what is called the “benchtop scale”, and identifying what equipment and process parameters, (like times and…

Commentary from Dr. Rick Green, KeyLeaf’s President of Technology Development.

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May 1, 2020

A brief update on KeyLeaf’s current status

We are pleased to report that KeyLeaf remains open for business with both our Canadian and US facilities operational.  We are following all COVID-19 guidelines as mandated by Canadian and US health authorities and taking all necessary measures to ensure the integrity of our products and the health and safety of our staff, vendors, and…

We are pleased to report that KeyLeaf remains open for business with both our Canadian and US facilities operational.  We are following all COVID-19 guidelines as mandated by Canadian and US health authorities and taking all necessary measures to ensure the integrity of our products and the health and safety of our staff, vendors, and those around us.

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February 18, 2020

KeyLeaf’s LEAN Certification – What It Means

Commentary from Darryl Minty, KeyLeaf’s Director of Global Business Process   Last year, after years of hard work, dedication, and continuous improvement, KeyLeaf was awarded LEAN Certification by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), becoming one of only three companies in Saskatchewan to achieve that distinction. KeyLeaf started on its LEAN Certification program in 2014 as…

Commentary from Darryl Minty, KeyLeaf’s Director of Global Business Process

Last year, after years of hard work, dedication, and continuous improvement, KeyLeaf was awarded LEAN Certification by Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), becoming one of only three companies in Saskatchewan to achieve that distinction...

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