Carbon CPU

More than 30% of all food produced globally is never eaten, the value of this wasted food estimated at over 1% of the total world GDP.

Carbon-CPU transforms food waste into high-value carboxylates, encouraging thoughtful food waste disposal and avoiding the soil, water and gas pollution caused by the landfill of food waste. The food is degraded by microbes into small molecules, these small organic compounds then chain-elongated to form carboxylates that can be sold on and used in the production of a huge range of everyday items

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology - KAUST

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