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Circa Biotech Circa Biotech upcycles food waste into sustainable aviation fuel using industrial insect farming.

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CIRCA BIOTECH
DR. HAYTHEM RIAHI, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO, DR. LIUDMILA PROZOROVA, CO-FOUNDER AND COO, CIRCA BIOTECH

Circa Biotech has developed a highly sustainable process and a commercially viable solution to locally produce a highly nutritious animal feed and sustainable aviation fuel using beneficial insects reared on food waste. From the current 15 tons per day processing capacity, it is planning to scale up to process 200 tons of food waste daily in three years. That, in turn, will allow the company to produce 22,000 tons of animal feed annually, 12,100 tons of sustainable aviation fuel, and reduce 3,500 tons of methane emissions.

  • FOUNDED IN: 2020
  • SECTOR: BIOTECHNOLOGY

"Circa Biotech's efforts in developing alternatives to petroleum-based products, like sustainable aviation fuel, support the nation's economic diversification and green energy goals. Collaborations with significant industry players bolster the UAE's standing in global markets, and Circa Biotech's initiatives are pivotal in driving technological advancement job creation, and positioning the UAE as a leader in sustainability and clean energy."

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