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Turning waste to value through an innovative biological process to create a more sustainable packaging solution for fresh produce

Cuantec has developed a low energy, biological process to convert marine and aquaculture waste into high quality chitin and chitosan which can be converted into antimicrobial, compostable film packaging that exhibits anti-microbial barrier properties.  The process allows value to be generated from an often landfilled waste product, can extend shelf life of fresh produce to reduce food waste and ultimately returns those resources back to the environment via a non-toxic degradation.  The team are headquartered in Scotland.

*Photo credits: Strathclyde University

Date of investment:

December 2018

Innovators:

Cait Murray-Green; Ryan Taylor and Tracy White

Our Vertical:

Circular economy

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