Transforming waste into wealth

In agreement: Ling (second from left) and Ekhwan exchanging documents after a Technology licensing agreement signing between Linaco Food Industries Sdn Bhd and UKM Technology Sdn Bhd. With them are Linaco Resources Sdn Bhd general manager Steve Lim (left) and UKM Technology director Abdullah Abdul Hamid (right).

BANGI: Linaco Resources Sdn Bhd is eyeing further collaboration with academia for growth and sustainability, as evidenced by its signing of a technology licensing agreement with Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM).

The agreement will see the country’s largest coconut producer leveraging on a new fermentation process created by a team from the UKM Faculty of Science and Technology to transform matured coconut water into a healthy beverage, possibly coconut cider vinegar with a longer shelf life, effectively salvaging its waste and diversifying its product portfolio at the same time.

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