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Transforming antimicrobial disinfectant solutions while combating food waste


Wed, 02/21/2024 - 12:00


How a Singapore biotech pioneer is using upcycled food waste to create safe, sustainable disinfectant products.

Around the world, people are becoming more concerned about the hazards associated with traditional household cleaning and disinfectant products. For example, quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs) are commonly used in some cleaning agents, despite evidence that they can trigger health issues and cause harm to the environment.

Singapore-based startup N&E Innovations has come up with a novel approach to tackle this critical issue. In just four years, it has developed innovative antimicrobial technology that can convert bio-waste into powerful disinfectant products that are also safe and sustainable.

A strength of the startup’s core technology is that it can be applied in so many different ways – within baby and pet care products, for example, along with solutions for agriculture, plastics and food packaging.