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Fri, 8 July 2016

Biomax Installs Food Waste Management and Recycling Machine at Grand Hyatt Singapore

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 landscaping purposes.”

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 environment.”

Mr Sim said Biomax plans to work with condominiums, hawker centres, shopping centres, hospitals and central kitchens to help recycle their organic waste.

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 July 2016.

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