Maneesh Varshney (Naturosys)
Award: May's Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award
Naturosys creates organic fertiliser and fish feed from food waste.
Last year the UK produced 13 million tonnes of food waste, and world cities on average generate about 1.3 billion tonnes of solid waste per year. This volume is expected to increase to 2.2 billion tonnes by 2025. Currently, most organic waste is either sent to composting facilities to extract electricity, or to landfill, and there is a considerable loss in valuable nutrients.
Naturosys intends to harness these wasted nutrients by converting them into fertiliser and animal feed ingredients, while at the same time reducing dependence on landfills and composting facilities.
Using natural technology, waste can be converted into feed ingredients, biofuel and organic fertilisers to make healthy food. This will reduce dependence on resource-intensive chemical fertilisers or unsustainable feed ingredients like fishmeal and soybean products.
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