Enterprise Singapore’s visit to TRIA’s Bio24 Digester

TRIA was honoured to host Deputy CEO of Enterprise Singapore, Mr Ted Tan and his delegation to our foodware and food waste Bio24 digestor site. Thankful to be able to contribute to our environment in the area of sustainability and also we appreciate Enterprise Singapore’s interest in us.

Our Bio24 digestor is unique in such a way that it provides a zero waste closed-loop solution which goes from farm to table and back to farm again. We not only “digest” food waste but also do the same to single-use foodware (disposable plates, straws, cutlery… etc) which has become such a huge part of daily lives. Our proprietary digestor takes 24 hours to turn foodware and food waste into fertilizer. We hope that this will be the first step in eliminating plastic based foodware entirely from our ecosystem.

Enterprise Singapore is the government agency championing enterprise development in Singapore. They work with committed companies to build capabilities, innovate and internationalise. As the national standards and accreditation body, they build trust in Singapore’s products and services through quality and standards.

Best Innovation Award at EEA 2019

Emerging Enterprise Award honours the bold ambition of Singapore’s young businesses under ten years old. It is a celebration of business innovation, resilience and excellence in SMEs. 2019 marks twelve years of the award’s celebration of business innovation, resilience and excellence in SMEs – the bedrock of the Singapore economy.

The guest of honour at the gala dinner and award ceremony at the Raffles Hotel was Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry and for Education, Mr Chee Hong Tat.

A field of more than 500 applicants was whittled down to 15 finalists, shortlisted for the sustainability of their business models and growth plans, as well as the viability of their business strategies. The nature of those 15 businesses ranged from online security, with Fully-Verified being the most prominent one, to marketing, payment providers, recycling projects and more. In the end, TRIA was one of the two companies that was awarded the Best Innovation Award, which recognises firms with a strong culture of innovation.

The awards are supported by Acorn Marketing & Research Consultants, Enterprise Singapore, MasterCard, Rajah & Tann Legal Basix, RSM Singapore, Singtel and Wavemaker Singapore.

“A big shoutout to the organisers, OCBC and Business Times for giving an opportunity to sustainable, scalable business like ours to have a voice. Thank you!” said Pei Kang, Co-founder and CEO of TRIA.