BIONANOTECHNOLOGY

PseudoFreeze has created a novel bionanocompound that provides an alternative way to refrigerate naturally. We create an ice that is made using an ice nucleating active protein immobilized with different metal particles to make water freeze at a higher temperature. The bionanocompound improves the crystallization process allowing water to freeze at a faster rate and lasting longer because of its stronger ionic bonds. Lastly, the bio-nano compound may be reused several times allowing the process of nucleation to be repeated under low energy input conditions.

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Benefits of the technology to your industry:

  • 72 hours of cold chain 

  • Product loss reduction due to broken cold chain

  • Energy consumption reduction by freezing at 4ºC

  • Bionanocompound freezes up to four times

  • Environmentally friendly

  • Easy to use, just place in an ice pack container and mix with water.

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faq

Is it magic?

No, it is a natural phenomenon occurring in a controlled manner. It is a surprising and amazing bionanotechnology!

What is the difference between PseudoFreeze ice and regular Ice?

PseudoFreeze’s ice can be produced using a refrigerator  between 4 ºC (39.2ºF) to 2 ºC (35.6ºF), regular ice needs a freezer between -14 ºC (6.8ºF) to - 18 ºC (-0.4ºF). Under the same conditions, a volume of PseudoFreeze ice will remain in solid-state almost twice as long as normal ice.

How does it work?

PseudoFreeze ice is made using an ice nucleating active protein immobilized with different metal particles to make water freeze at a higher temperature. The bio-nano compound improves the crystallization process allowing water to freeze at a faster rate and lasting longer because of its stronger ionic bonds. Lastly, the bio-nano compound may be reused several times allowing the process of nucleation to be repeated under low energy input conditions.

Is it free from energy consumption?

No, we freeze at 4 ºC (39.2ºF), meaning that cold temperature is needed as a starting point. 

 

PseudoFreeze can save energy consumption significantly because less energy is needed to create and preserve ice. This ice is more stable and can last longer, as it has a higher melting point.

Can It be eaten? Could I use it to cool my drinks?

No, you can’t. Our technology contains biomolecules and nanostructures that hasn't been reported as edible. However, when the fluid is properly encapsulated you can use it in spirits, soft drinks, water, whatever strikes your fancy! 

Why is PseudoFreeze a sustainable technology?

PseudoFreeze’s bionanotechnology is created using biomolecules for the nucleation of ice and nanocompounds that promote thermal stability. Best of all, energy consumption is lowered by approximately 80 %, as less amount of energy is needed to reach freezing point, and the ice can last up to 3 days without any other external energy. 

Can I buy PseudoFreeze now?

To be announced... but soon!
 

Is it possible to freeze water at 4ºC (39.2ºF)?

The formation of ice happens when water molecules gather into tiny clusters and define crystal structures; this process is called nucleation. Our technology introduces bionanocompounds to allow this process to occur at 4 ºC. So, yes, we can freeze water even at 4 ºC (39.2 ºF)

Does PseudoFreeze use bacteria?

No, we do not use bacteria or other living microorganisms in our bionanotechnology.

What makes it different from current refrigeration methods?

Current refrigeration methods are based on compressed gases, but because of extreme temperatures, gases are hazardous to the ozone layer. This method uses a compressor in order to decrease the temperature of the gas and transfer it inside of the cabin. However, the gas will look forward to keep its natural state and temperature, this part of the system is located out of the cabin, making fridges outer walls hot.  

PseudoFreeze uses a passive refrigeration system where the fridge's temperature cools inside by using the heat exchange principle. PseudoFreeze’s ice gains temperature slowly, maintaining goods below 8 ºC (46.4ºF) for up to 72 hours without any additional energy.

How long does PseudoFreeze technology last under cold temperatures?

Under the same conditions, PseudoFreeze’s bionanotechnology will take twice as long as regular ice to melt. Under certain ambient conditions, PseudoFreeze’s ice lasts an hour, while regular ice will only last 25 minutes.

 

When the PseudoFreeze bionanotechnology is used in the right geometry and insulating materials, as in PseudoFreeze’s portable fridge, ice can last up to 3 days.

Can i reuse it to create ice? How many times?

It can be reused at least four times.

Why are our products sustainable?

The PseudoFridge uses biodegradable styrofoam for insulation, looking forward to create products taking into account sustainability and circularity principles to diminish and even avoid any environmental impact.

How much does pseudofreeze technology cost?

We will let you know when we launch our technology to the market.

Do I need any training to use the technology? Can an unskilled person in an emerging market use it?

The product will give all its specifications with its package. However, any person can use it and the only thing you will have to be sure of is to manage the right temperature of 4ºC (39.2 ºF) or bellow in order to freeze. 

Can I invest in Pseudofreeze?

If you are looking to fund early stage businesses, PseudoFreeze can be a good option since it has an ambitious potential growth.

Who can I reach out for additional questions?

David Bigio for investment.

Johann Faccelo Osma for technical questions.

CONTACT US

BioCold Technologies S.A.S

pseudofreeze@gmail.com

Tel: +57 310 353 9925