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SCELSE Scientists impress at NTU Service Week with game-changing research for sustainability

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  • 28 Feb 2023

Who would have thought that soybean-processed wastewater could be processed to produce microbial protein? And then converted into fish meal to grow the fish that we consume!

This is truly a circular economy success story which impressed Ms Grace Fu, Minister for Sustainability and the Environment, the guest-of-honour who launched the NTU Service Week. Presenting this research was SCELSE’s Dr Ezequiel Santillan and Dr Yissue Woo who showcased their team’s research through a demo bioreactor that produces microbial protein from food-processing wastewaters. This is part of a Singapore NRF-funded project, with Prof Stefan Wuertz as principal investigator.

“Circular economy is only possible through collaboration with the industries and partners in Temasek Polytechnic, Nanyang Environment and Water Research Institute – NEWRI and A*STAR – Agency for Science, Technology and Research. Through innovation and lots of perseverance, we hope to make sustainability a reality while ensuring food security,” said Dr Santillan

The #NTUsgServiceWeek launch was held on 25 Feb 2023 at NTU.