26 June 2018
The National University of Singapore and the National Research Foundation have entered into a collaborative venture with Wilmar International, the world’s largest manufacturer of oleo-chemicals.
The joint venture has led to the establishment of a research facility called the WIL@NUS Corporate Laboratory, which aims to drive innovation in food technology and sustainable biochemicals.
The facility will comprise of two key clusters. The first will look to address major public health issues through the development of healthier foods. The second will look at designing cost-effective and sustainable methods of producing chemical compounds using natural sources.
For instance, scientists employed by the laboratory will be investigating ways to producing biochemicals from natural sources, and developing healthier food products.