SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BluWrap, the technology company that naturally extends the shelf life of fresh proteins, today announced it has received Rabobank's 2016 Emerging Leader in Innovation Award as part of its annual Client Appreciation Event in New York. The award was given to BluWrap last week for its work to address significant inefficiencies in the $1 trillion global fresh protein industry.
"We are honored that Rabobank has recognized BluWrap for its innovation and ability to solve a difficult and strategic problem for many companies and countries: that is, how to feed a growing global population the highest quality proteins with the lowest environmental impact possible," said Mark Barnekow, CEO of BluWrap. "Our technology allows companies all over the globe to ship their proteins fresh from remote locations to destination markets… all without ice, freezing, or vacuum packing. It is a privilege to be recognized for our work as it is a direct reflection of our team of amazing, deeply knowledgeable professionals without whom none of this would be possible."
"Rabobank is pleased to recognize BluWrap as a food technology innovator that is challenging conventional practices in finding new, sustainable ways to feed people around the world with fresh, nourishing food – something we care about greatly as an organization," said Rajiv Singh, CEO, Rabobank North America Wholesale. "The annual Rabobank Emerging Leader in Innovation Award recognizes organizations that are remarkably addressing challenges in the food and agriculture space in highly innovative ways, and that's precisely what BluWrap is doing."
The 2016 Rabobank Leadership Awards showcase and recognize organizations that embody the spirit of leadership, innovation, and business and environmental sustainability in the food and agribusiness (F&A) industry. Nominations were reviewed by a revered panel of judges made up of experts across industry, academia, and the public sector.
Based in San Francisco, California, BluWrap provides naturally extended shelf-life technology that has revolutionized fresh protein supply chains worldwide. The company's technology uses its patented oxygen management techniques to create and maintain an all-natural controlled atmosphere environment that extends the shelf life of perishable proteins. BluWrap's breakthrough technology allows suppliers of fresh protein products to ship in an environmentally responsible manner utilizing ocean freight rather than airfreight, while still delivering a fresh, high quality product to customers. For more information, visit www.bluwrap.com.