We develop and commercialize food waste processing technologies (ours and others') to use in producing products & ingredients. We also sell, lease, or license drying machines to growers, processors, and food manufacturers.

We have exclusive, and multiple pending patents for these technologies.


SAUNA Machine

the next wave in food dehydration


SAUNA Machine

  • Our main (of three) food drying systems, is a novel and new form of dehydration that is energy and time efficient, naturally preserves practically all micronutrients, flavors, and color of fruits, vegetables, tubers, and fungi, and shrinks them into nutrient-dense food stuffs—within one hour

  • Our first scaled machine was built with a grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) along with the USDA and UC Davis

    • The patented USDA core technology application range is wide and Treasure8 holds the exclusive Patent licensing rights to manufacture SAUNA machines and products from them

    • Additional supportive patents filed (w/ USDA)

  • Uses upcycled, imperfect produce from fields and food waste from post-production sources

  • The collaborative project has won a Far West Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for Outstanding Commercialization Success

Quick Facts

  • Creates crunchy and crispy products without frying or oil

  • Sustainability

    • Energy efficient - Up to 72% less energy compared to frying, up to 82.5% more efficient than freeze drying

    • Water efficient - potential to save 45 - 225 million gallons of water in California alone

    • Low energy, clean burning

    • No NoX off-gassing

    • Acrylamide free (Prop 65 friendly)

  • The patent base also covers dehydrofreezing - can help reduce food freezing costs and increase quality by partial dehydration before freezing (better color and structure)

  • Preserves more micronutrients than other forms of dehydration (e.g. captures more polyphenols and vitamin C in apples vs baking)

  • Partnered with global food equipment manufacturer to produce SAUNA machines at scale world wide