ATLANTA, May 4, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- EAU Technologies Inc. ("EAU" or "Company") (OTCQB:EAUI), a leading provider of electrolyzed water for high-volume, business-to-business applications, announced a purchase agreement with Fonterra Co-Operative Group Limited, New Zealand ("Fonterra") for a Dairy Drinking Water System to be used in a new 3,000 cow dairy in Yutian, China. Under the Agreement, EAU will provide and install an electrolyzing water system specially designed for producing Electrolyzed and Reduced ("ER") Drinking Water for dairy cows. EAU's Dairy Drinking water (marketed as "Empowered Water") has been shown in University Studies and commercial installations to increase milk production and feed efficiencies.
EAU has been developing this unique methodology and technology (patent pending) to produce large volumes of purified ER drinking water for the dairy industry. "We are extremely pleased to take this step with an international dairy company of Fonterra's stature. We are looking to this first system purchase to provide the springboard for a long and mutually rewarding relationship with Fonterra," said Wade Bradley, President and CEO of EAU.
Why China? When discussing Fonterra's position during an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Fonterra Chief Executive Andrew Ferrier said," We know that we are not going to be able to feed the opportunities in growth in dairy out of New Zealand. There isn't space for that. So as we talk to customers about their needs, we see they are looking for safe healthy milk in the fastest growing economies. (That's) why we have gone into farming in China." ( excerpt from Feb 22, 2011 WSJ ) In addition to the new Yutian Dairy, Fonterra has an existing 3,000 cow operation in China.
In creating Empowered Dairy Drinking Water, well water is treated and run through EAU's state-of-the-art, high volume independent fluid production electrolysis generators, creating an alkaline and antioxidative water that closely matches the unique microbial ecosystem of a cow's rumen. This has been shown to increase positive bacterial fermentation, improving digestion and providing increased nutrition to the animal. Through controlled university studies, EAU has tested a variety of settings and water qualities, finding the optimal, tightly regulated ranges of pH and ORP (measurable antioxidant capability) thereby providing the most effective dairy drinking water solution.
This multiple process system for China will be manufactured in EAU's Kennesaw Georgia location and shipped to China for final installation by the end of the year. After installation, system operations and water production parameters will be remotely monitored via Internet connectivity on a 24 / 7 support basis.
Fonterra is a global leader in dairy nutrition – the preferred supplier of dairy ingredients to many of the world's leading food companies. Fonterra is a market leader with consumer dairy brands in Australia/New Zealand, Asia/Africa, Middle East and Latin America. The farmer-owned New Zealand co-operative is the largest processor of milk in the world, producing more than two million tones of dairy ingredients, value added dairy ingredients, specialty ingredients and consumer products every year. Drawing on generations of dairy expertise, Fonterra is one of the largest investors in dairy based research and innovation in the world. With 16,000 staff working across the dairy spectrum from advising farmers on sustainable farming and mild production, to ensuring living up to exacting quality standards and delivering everyday on the customer promise in more than 100 markets around the world. http://www.fonterra.com
EAU Technologies, Inc. (EAU) is a leading supplier of Electrolyzed Water Technology (EW Technology marketed as Empowered Water™) and other complementary technologies with applications in diverse industries. EAU has developed patent pending systems that are being used on dairies to process drinking water for dairy herds. Studies, trials and commercial installations are showing promising results at improving animal digestion, which shows signs of improved animal health and production. EAU uses only water, food grade electrolytes and electricity to create all of its solutions. Please visit our website and sign up to be emailed our press releases and public announcements. http://www.eau-x.com
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