Biomax Technologies, a
Singapore-based company, has partnered Grand Hyatt Singapore
in their first installation of a food waste management and
recycling system in Singapore.
Biomax has leased a 1,000 litre
digestor machine to Grand Hyatt which will allow the hotel along
Scotts Road to use its Rapid Thermophilic
Digestion Technology to convert food waste from nine different
restaurants and kitchens into organic fertiliser within 24 hours.
The process, which takes place in a highly controlled environment
at a high temperature of 83°C, breaks down up to 500kg of food waste produced daily by the nine outlets into approximately 250 to
300 kg of organic fertiliser.
The project will help Grand Hyatt
Singapore save approximately Sin$100,000 a year in food waste haulage
fees and operational expenses.
Mr Lucas Glanville, Executive
Chef of Grand Hyatt Singapore who heads the project, said, “Biomax’s
made-in-Singapore technology will not only provide us with
monetary savings, but more importantly, it helps us to conserve
resources and preserve the environment. Instead of going into a
landfill, our food waste is now transferred into a centralised
unit and converted into organic fertiliser which is used for
The Grand Hyatt Singapore project has received a
grant from the National Environment Agency through its 3R (Reduce,
Reuse & Recycle) Fund for the installation and implementation of
the hotel’s food waste management system. The 3R Fund is a
co-funding scheme to encourage organisations to undertake waste
minimisation and recycling projects.
Biomax Founder and Group
Chief Executive Officer, Mr Sim Eng Tong, said, “While we have managed to
sell our digestors in overseas markets, the uptake in Singapore
has been slower than we had expected. We are therefore hopeful
that through this partnership with Grand Hyatt Singapore, more
establishments will come to experience the marvel of our
technology in not only saving them money but also saving the
Mr Sim said Biomax plans
to work with condominiums, hawker centres, shopping centres,
hospitals and central kitchens to help recycle their organic
Biomax’s digestors can be customised to match the needs
of clients. It can recycle organic waste anywhere between 100kg to 50,000kg a day.
The company will showcase its digestors at the
upcoming Clean Enviro Summit Singapore held in conjunction with
the Singapore International Water Week and World City Summit at
the Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands from 10 to 14
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