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Desmet Ballestra Completes First CTi Nano Reactor® System Installation in South Korea

ZAVENTEM, Belgium, March 20, 2014 - The Desmet Ballestra Group, strategic partner of Cavitation Technologies, Inc. (CTi) since 2010 and licensee of the company's vegetable oil refining technology, has successfully completed the installation of CTi’s Nano Neutralization® Reactor System in a South Korean soybean oil refinery, LOTTE FOODS Co.,Ltd. This fully operational system, CTi’s first completed installation in Asia, is capable of processing over 200 metric tons of soybean oil per day.

The South Korean refinery marks our 15th installation either completed or under contract,” stated Roman Gordon, CTO of Cavitation Technologies, Inc. “With a pending installation in India, we believe Asia provides enormous potential for CTi’s technology moving forward.”

Mr. Gordon continued, “Project Manager, Param Kandiah, of the Desmet Ballestra Group provided a Project Commissioning Report of the installation, which inspects and tests every operational component of the project. Mr. Param Kandiah reported that the system is fully functional and displaying typical performance improvements as seen in other facilities, including a reduction in harsh chemical usage and increased efficiency.”

Mr. Khoo Kiak Kern, in charge of Asia for the Desmet Ballestra Group, commented, “With this project, Desmet Ballestra has again demonstrated its engineering expertise to integrate CTi’s technology in a refining line. As a result and thanks to the quality of our collaboration with CTi and Techline, our representative in South Korea, we are able to deliver a solution that offers both cost-effectiveness, industrial performance and a reduced environmental impact for edible oil processing plants.”

Mr. Kim Jong Gil, Technical Director, responsible for production management at Lotte Foods, commented “it is important to supply safe & healthy food products with eco-social benefits to the consumers. So we are constantly striving for increasing the impact on our consumers while reducing the impact on the environment. We are proud of this refining plant at globally highest technological level, based on the co-work with Desmet Ballestra’s cutting edge technologies, both CTi Nano Neutralization® and Ice Condensing Vacuum System oriented sustainability and profitability”.

About CTI
Founded in 2007, the company designs and manufactures state-of-the-art, flow-through, robust devices and systems and develops processing technologies for use in edible oil refining, renewable fuel production, expeditious petroleum upgrading, algal oil extraction, alcoholic beverage enhancement and water treatment. As an add-on to existing neutralization systems, the company's patented Nano-Reactor® allows refiners to significantly reduce both processing costs and the environmental impact, while also increasing the yield. More information is available at

About Desmet Ballestra

Leading engineering company in its sector, Desmet Ballestra provides high profile solutions covering all stages of Oils and Fats processing: seeds preparation, extraction, refining and fat modification. The company has supplied small and large plants to some 1,700 oil millers in 150 countries, covering over 6.000 process sections. Leading edge Research & Development and privileged customer relationship are the key assets of Desmet Ballestra, which is able to provide the best technologies through an international network of companies.

Desmet Ballestra Oils & Fats is held in high repute all over the world, and its name stands for experience, innovation, first class project management, customer service and environmental protection policy. For more information:

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