Member - Lytegro Limited

Lytegro makes an extract from waste bananas which sends microbes crazy - reducing process times and improving yields

Type Startup or self-employed
Founded 2015
Company Size 2
Member Type
Founders Andrew Lee
Headquarters Leicester LE4 5NU, UK
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Lytegro Limited


Lytegro's BacLyte technology is a simple yet unique organic microbial growth enhancer supplement derived from waste bananas. It can be used to improve the efficiency of many industrial bio-processes and to speed up industrial and healthcare diagnostics. Our Baclyte extract is produced via the simple addition of water to waste banana pulp, homogenisation and then clever filtering then sterilisation to produce a product which enables industry to grow microbes faster and cheaper, and to improve overall product purity and yield. BacLyte has wide utility across many industries but our initial target markets are brewing and distilling, R&D and diagnostics. We have also shown Baclyte's considerable potential in increasing the yield of anaerobic digestion (by over 54%) and bioethanol production (by over 25%) through simple addition of our extract to the digestion/fermentation. We have fully granted European and US patents and filed a patent application around the use of our extract in brewing and distilling in March 2020.
Headquarters Leicester LE4 5NU, UK

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