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CreateFoods Specialty Inc. Receives Approval of NRC IRAP Grant

Edmonton, AB – Canada: CreateFoods Specialty Inc. (CFS) receives approval for CAD$72,000 grant from NRC’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (IRAP). The grant will go towards conducting a series of experiments to either validate existing extraction processes or develop new processing conditions of 6 agricultural materials, known to be highly desired in the ingredients marketplace or is of immediate interest to CFS’ current partnered customers. This work will identify optimal processing conditions, which may be unique to the raw materials being investigated, to assist in further commercial scale-up by CFS to provide samples to CFS’ customers for their market assessments.

Darren Kostiw, co-founder, CEO & President, “Due to customer demand, we have undertaken scale up work to confirm our process design on a number of different raw materials. Our facility goals are to be able to offer the widest range of scope for processing virtually all plant based raw materials into highly sought after ingredients. This work will further confirm our technology and equipment selection is fully optimized for processing not only the plant proteins of today but also into the future as new global plant materials are explored for their health, nutritional and functional benefits.”

CreateFoods Specialty Inc. is a fully owned subsidiary of CreateFoods Inc. CFS will be Canada’s first and only full-time, contract manufacturer of plant-based protein isolates. CFS’ focus is to serve the current market demand with the design, build and operation of a specialized wet extraction line with a name plate capacity of 1000 MT of protein isolate annually. This project, supported by NRC’s IRAP and partner funding, is the next logical step in the process of the project which is expected to be commissioned early Q1 2025. This brand-new manufacturing facility will enable CreateFoods Inc. to catalyze a multi-million dollar Food & Beverage industry in the Edmonton, AB area. For additional information contact either Tom Chan, VP Sales & Business Development at or Darren Kostiw, CEO & President at

The National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC IRAP) is Canada’s leading innovation assistance program for small and medium-sized businesses. The strategic objectives of the NRC IRAP are to help small and medium-sized businesses in Canada develop and commercialize technologies. As well, collaborate with region and national organizations on initiatives that support the development and commercialization of technologies by small and medium-sized businesses. It is a winning model which has been used to drive business growth – and Canada’s innovation system – for over 70 years.


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