U.S Small Business Administration honors West Lafayette company

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Generating a photo voltaic foods dehydrator has served up countrywide acclaim.

Five decades after starting his enterprise, Dr. Klein Ileleji has been acknowledged by the U.S. Small Business enterprise Administration as a person of the top modest company exporters in the country

JUA Systems Global – a firm that aims at creating drying food uncomplicated, risk-free and sustainable –was just lately named both the Indiana and Wonderful Lakes Area Exporter of the Yr.

 In 2016, Dr. Klein and Dr. Reiko Ileleji, cofounded JUA Technologies Global, which generates the Dehytray, a solar food items dehydrator.

The idea guiding the product or service intentionally came from research that Dr. Klein Ileleji done with the Office of Agricultural and Biological Engineering at Purdue University, making an attempt to handle food insecurity in building countries.

Through his investigate, he located that was a significant want to produce an cost-effective approach to dry fruits that experienced been harvested prior to they spoiled.

Klein Ileleji took his results again to Purdue and developed Dehytray, and started to sell his solution to farmers in Asia and Africa.

Stacey Poynter, left, U.S. Small Business Administration's Indiana District director, honors Dr. Klein Ileleji, cofounder and CEO of JUA Technologies International LLC, with the award for Indiana and Great Lakes Region Exporter of the Year. Geri Aglipay, U.S. Small Business Administration's Great Lakes regional administrator, joined the celebration, on May 5, 2022, in West Lafayette. JUA Technologies International created a solar food dehydrator.

“I established a dehydrator that encompasses all types of meals,” Klein Ileleji reported. “It is little ample for the main crop, but it’s additional vital for the generate, and that is how it commenced. At the time the technologies was formulated, the issue is how do you take it to the individuals? And which is when I began the company.”

Plans supplied at Purdue University, this sort of as the Purdue Foundry application, give startups a platform to experiment and build upcoming-industry blueprints.