Affordable animal health vaccines to eliminate the need for antibiotics and reduce the amount of antibiotics used by developing country farmers.
Use of antibiotics in livestock farming is problematic as it could generate antibiotic-resistant microorganisms which can be directly transmitted to animal handlers or contaminate the environment including soil and water which can eventually infect neighboring animals and humans.
Pet animals are also part of meat consumers, which is part of the percentage of meat sold in each country. Hence, cellular agriculture provides sustainable options including plant-based proteins for animal foods.
Agricultural products are most often processed to remove trimmings, peels, and bran to sell a final product. These often generate high amounts of food waste and byproducts which may end up in landfills and create further GHG emissions from the decomposition process. To prevent these, some wastes are also burned which not only releases more GHGs but also means additional costs for waste handling. These byproducts and wastes still contain nutritional components including fibers, proteins, lipids, etc. which can be tapped for upcycling.
Soymilk and tofu production generates byproducts including okara and soy whey. Tons of these byproducts are generated which some companies dispose of and are wasted. Transforming these byproducts into new economically and environmentally-valuable products, or upcycling, can be achieved through fermentation technology. NUS researchers have developed Bio-okara which fermented okara with the yeast Yarrowia lipolytica to obtain more fibre-containing but similar to soybean tempeh. Other NUS researchers also transformed soy whey into an alcoholic beverage, coined Sachi, using a patented fermentation technology
Despite its smell and tang, durian fruit is popular among Southeast Asians but the bulk of the fruit is usually discarded including its husk. The husk contains cellulose, which was extracted by NTU scientists and combined with glycerol, and natural yeast phenolics (antimicrobial activity) create an antibacterial bandage.
Also in Singapore, the black soldier flies of the first insect farm of black soldier are fed daily with the country’s food waste. These are then extracted for biomaterials such as chitosan, organic semiconductors, and animal feed. Black soldier flies are also fed food waste to then produce aquaculture or pet feed. The solid waste from black solider flies remnants are then used for composting as nutrient rich biofertilizers.
Various countries around the world are also using precision fermentation to digest plastic waste.
Barley and malt production generates barley grains as by-product, which have been used in upcycling to starchless W0W™ noodles. These noodles can then be enjoyed not only by noodle enthusiasts but also diabetics.
Advancing new proteins in parallel with slaughter free cellular culture, enzymes (e.g. pepsin), and meatless plant-based proteins, as well as hybrid products.
With production methods that are free from hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, or herbicides enabled and in line with our Company Vision of the highest yield at affordable cost with linearly scalable quality by design.