Tag: Singapore

Singapore insect farming startup generates buzz

Singapore insect farming startup generates buzz

September 6, 2021 |

In Singapore, startup Insectta is using black soldier fly larva to turn food waste into usable materials, including high-value ingredients used in markets like personal care.  Founded in 2017 by Chua Kai-Ning Chua and Phua Jun Wei, Insectta uses waste from soybean factories and breweries to cultivate maggots. The insects can be freeze dried into […]

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Lab-grown crab didn’t leave taste testers crabby

Lab-grown crab didn’t leave taste testers crabby

August 30, 2021 |

In Singapore, cultivated meat startup Shiok Meats recently held a tasting event for what it claims is the world’s first cell-based crab meat.  At an August 26th tasting event, samples were available for crab cakes and chili crab, with crab meat grown in a lab from cells extracted from crustacean shells.  The dishes were conceived […]

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Stake in Steak: Shiok acquires 90% of cultured beef startup

Stake in Steak: Shiok acquires 90% of cultured beef startup

August 16, 2021 |

In Singapore, Shiok Meats has acquired a 90% stake in Gaia Foods, a company developing cultured meats including beef, pork, and mutton, for an undisclosed sum.  Shiok Meats is known for cultured seafood, and in July announced funding for a production facility.  Both companies are based in Singapore, which became the first country to approve […]

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Anglo American successfully trialed 7% marine biofuel blend in long-haul voyage

Anglo American successfully trialed 7% marine biofuel blend in long-haul voyage

June 29, 2021 |

In Singapore, Anglo American has successfully trialed the use of sustainable biofuel to power a chartered capesize ship during a voyage from Singapore to South Africa. The biodiesel blend, produced by converting waste cooking oil from Singapore’s food and beverage industry, reduces carbon dioxide emissions compared to using 100% conventional marine fuel. The trial conducted […]

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Shell teams with National University of Singapore to develop fuels from CO2

Shell teams with National University of Singapore to develop fuels from CO2

May 17, 2021 |

In Singapore, researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and international energy giant Shell will jointly develop novel processes to use carbon dioxide, a byproduct of industrial processes, to produce fuels and chemicals for the energy industry. Supported by the National Research Foundation Singapore (NRF), this S$4.6 million research program was formalized by all […]

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GUUD Finance to support Just Biodiesel trade through trade finance, IOT and the cloud

GUUD Finance to support Just Biodiesel trade through trade finance, IOT and the cloud

May 12, 2021 |

In Singapore, GUUD (Finance) Pte. Ltd. has inked an agreement with Just Biodiesel Pty Ltd, a global supplier of biodiesel based in Australia and a member of Bioenergy Australia. The agreement marks GUUD’s first foray into the facilitation of trade finance for renewable energy, tapping on the company’s expertise in trade facilitation and logistics management […]

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Singapore design firm creates edible takeout container

Singapore design firm creates edible takeout container

May 3, 2021 |

In Singapore, design firm Forest & Whale has created single-use takeout packaging made from wheat husk and polyhydroxyalkanoate, a bioplastic made by bacteria. Dubbed Reuse, company cofounders Gustavo Maggio and Wendy Chua say the packaging can be composted or even eaten.   “While single-use plastic containers are convenient and quick to get rid of, they […]

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ONE successfully completes second marine biofuel trial with triple the mix

ONE successfully completes second marine biofuel trial with triple the mix

April 29, 2021 |

In Singapore, Ocean Network Express (ONE) announced the successful completion of a second trial of sustainable marine biofuel onboard the M/V MOL Experience. The specifications of the second trial were different from the first trial, with the mixing ratio three times higher in biofuel content, taking ONE another step closer to reducing its carbon footprint. […]

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Home delivery is latest cultured meat milestone

Home delivery is latest cultured meat milestone

April 26, 2021 |

In Singapore, lab-grown meat has scored another world’s first: home delivery. Cultured chicken from Eat Just, which in recent months nabbed both the world’s first regulatory approval for lab-grown meat as well as the world’s first restaurant sale, is now available for delivery from trendy Singaporean restaurant 1880 through the city’s Foodpanda app.  Currently available […]

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ADM opens new Plant-based Lab in Singapore

ADM opens new Plant-based Lab in Singapore

April 22, 2021 |

In Singapore, ADM opened its Biopolis research hub in Singapore. The lab will develop next-level, on-trend and nutritious products to meet growing food and beverage demand in the Asia-Pacific region. The ADM Biopolis research hub in Singapore features a wide range of capabilities, including a food and flavor analytic lab; a beverage and dairy applications […]

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