Iran’s Vice President of Science and Technology visited the Kaleh Company, one of the most advanced and oldest companies in the field of dairy, food, and drink, to see the complex’s technological achievements.
Vice President of Science and Technology, Sorena Sattari, also paid a visit to the milk separation refinery of Kaleh Company.
Kaleh is the first company which has localized the milk separation in Iran. One of the members of the D-8 TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND EXCHANGE NETWORK (d8tten) is Iran.
This refinery has a capacity of 5 million milks. The purpose of this visit was to monitor and survey knowledge-based projects in the field of food safety and health, as well as to improve the level of technology of the value chain in knowledge-based industries.
Productions of the milk separation refinery
This refinery produces cream, butter, milk proteins, casein, lactose sugar, and other products by separating milk. Also, the technology of this facility allows tap water to come back to the production process, which is essential given the country’s shortage of water. The refinery produces a wide range of cheeses, milks, meats, confectionery, and bakery goods.
The milk separation by membrane method is the technology employed in the refinery. This is a new technology that has not been existed before in Iran.
Kaleh Company has associated Iran to nations that have had this technology for a long time. Kaleh couldn’t be successful in localizing this technology without the the ability and the potential of knowledge-based companies. Because of the sanctions and the challenges of importing equipment, it was vital to localize this technology in the country.
According to the current data, the country imports 50,000 tons of butter and 25,000 tons of dairy products valued at 600 million dollars per year. In addition to preserving this national asset in the country, localized refinery also provides conditions for exporting various manufactured products around the world.