dnata has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Blue Aqua Food Tech (Blue Aqua) to upcycle organic waste from dnata’s catering and ground handling operations into alternative insect protein for aquafeeds.
Blue Aqua’s bioconversion solution processes underutilised nutrients from the leftovers that can be transformed into quality insect proteins for aquacultural use. The bioconversion is a virtuous circle that makes the insect protein a sustainable and efficient alternative to traditional fishmeal.
The partnership will supply Singapore’s farmers with sustainable access to domestically produced animal feed, which is traditionally imported.
The MoU is the starting point to a deeper partnership between Blue Aqua and dnata, which will look into the development and implementation of a ‘Zero Waste’ master plan. The air services provider will also add Blue Aqua to its list of suppliers to purchase locally farmed seafood for its catering operations.
Dr Farshad Shishehchian, CEO & Founder of Blue Aqua International Group, said: “Blue Aqua has been a strong advocate for sustainable and practical farming since its inception, this partnership with dnata is a perfect fit. We are excited to grow our efforts in food technology to develop a circular economy in aquaculture globally through our network, starting with Singapore.”