Tag: Singapore

Breakthrough lifts hopes for biodegradable, shelf-life-extending food packaging

Breakthrough lifts hopes for biodegradable, shelf-life-extending food packaging

January 3, 2022 |

In Singapore, scientists at Nanyang Technological University and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health have jointly developed biodegradable food packaging that also extends the shelf life of fruit. The material is made by electrospinning cellulose, natural antimicrobial compounds, acetic acid and zein—a waste product of converting corn into ethanol.  By releasing tiny amounts […]

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NTU and Harvard researchers develop “smart” biodegradable food packaging

NTU and Harvard researchers develop “smart” biodegradable food packaging

December 29, 2021 |

In Singapore, a team of scientists from NTU Singapore and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, US, has developed a ‘smart’ food packaging material that is biodegradable, sustainable and kills microbes that are harmful to humans. It could also extend the shelf-life of fresh fruit by two to three days. The natural food packaging […]

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Meat milestone: Singapore okays second cultivated meat product

Meat milestone: Singapore okays second cultivated meat product

December 20, 2021 |

In Singapore, regulators have approved Eat Just’s cultivated chicken breast for human consumption—just the second such approval globally after the forward-thinking nation gave Eat Just’s cultivated chicken nuggets the green light last year. The stamp of approval paves the way for restaurants to begin serving Eat Just’s chicken.  “A lot has changed in our world […]

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Singapore researchers develop mycelium-bound composites for construction

Singapore researchers develop mycelium-bound composites for construction

December 13, 2021 |

In Singapore, mycelium, as the root of fungi, is composed of filamentous strands of fine threads (hyphae) that bind discrete substrate particles into a block-like material. With advanced processing, dense mycelium-bound composites (DMCs) resembling commercial particleboards can be formed for potential use in the construction and furniture industries.  A detailed investigation was carried out by […]

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Shell announces pyrolysis oil upgrader in Singapore and hints at CCS

Shell announces pyrolysis oil upgrader in Singapore and hints at CCS

November 23, 2021 |

In Singapore, Shell will build a new pyrolysis oil upgrader unit that improves the quality of pyrolysis oil, a liquid made from hard-to-recycle plastic waste that would have gone into a landfill, and turns it into chemical feedstock for its plant. Slated to start production in 2023, the unit at Shell’s manufacturing site on Pulau […]

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Third successful marine biofuel trial for NYK

Third successful marine biofuel trial for NYK

November 23, 2021 |

In Singapore, bulk carrier Frontier Sky, which is owned by NYK and operated by Tata NYK Shipping Pte. Ltd., has conducted a trial use of biofuel to transport cargo provided by Tata Steel Limited, the major steel manufacturer in India. This is the third successful trial use of biofuel by an NYK vessel. In this […]

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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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