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Circular aquatic food production through conversion of waste turnover to valuable bio-active materials by green chemistry

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Biobased materials
Waste to Energy /Resource
Other chemicals and materials (not elsewhere classified)
Chemical and solid material recycling
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Animal Husbandry & Related Products


A Singapore SME has developed a circular solvent-free mechanochemical bio-refinery technology to achieve in a one-step production process from aquatic waste to valuable biomaterials and biochemicals, which is efficient, cost saving and environmentally friendly as compared to conventional methods. The SME seeks licensing or technical cooperation partnerships with venture partners, MNEs or SMEs.



The company is an innovative biotechnology company with proprietary technology in the field of bio-active polymers. Their primary focus is in the conversion of waste to valuable biomaterials using green chemistry methodologies.

Circular solvent-free mechanochemical bio-refinery technology was developed to produce in one-step from aquatic waste to valuable biomaterials and biochemicals. The complete manufacturing flow-process is power efficient and is designed to use renewable energy sources, producing zero-waste.

The wide-range of products and bio-refinery from this innovative technology, developed by the Singapore biotechnology SME, can be used in broad-spectrum of industries such as pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, food, animal health, cosmetics, paint, high-performance lithium sulphur battery, anti-bacterial packaging, micro-electronics, textile, water-treatment, aquaculture and agriculture.

Depending on the requirements of the partners, business models of collaboration can be tailor-made for mutual win-win. Grant support may be available in certain countries for joint development to introduce new commercial products into the global markets.

The SME is keen to partner SMEs and MNEs in the following types of partnerships:

i) Licensing agreement, where the partner can further develop the technology for commercialisation.

ii) Research and Technical cooperation agreements, where the SME can provide technical support for the partner in leveraging the technology to address its needs.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The main advantages of the company's novel technology include: - producing diversified by-products from waste - cost-effective, solvent-free and ecological-friendly - scalable modular production that brings about products with high efficacy and quality. - the ability to milk aquatic waste as a new trend in the aquaculture industry.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The SME seeks venture partners, aqua-farmers, feed companies and investors to cooperate either to further develop new products from aquatic waste and/or adopting the bio-waste recycle capability into their farms or feed-mills. For existing products or new jointly developed products, test-bedding is expected to be provided by the SME's partners. The ideal partner is a commercial entity that can license and bring the technology and/or finished products into the market. Further technical cooperation can be explored if there are market opportunities to support the venture.

Type and size

Cooperation task: 
>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500