Biomass waste is an under-utilized source of material for both energy and ingredients generation. In quest of effective waste management, an Asian based leading producer of flavors and fragrance (F&F) wanted to explore an opportunity to utilize biomass waste generated from industry other than petrochemical and beverage industries, wherein such waste can be recycled/valorized to produce F&F ingredients.
Biomass waste is generated as by-product of activities such as wood savings and crop residues. These are mostly abandoned or given up by humans. The key challenge was to identify biowaste stream and its processing to extract ingredients that is safe, functional and match performance and quality compared to ingredient deployed in mainstream of F&F business.
The client wanted a comprehensive solution landscape on existing and emerging unexplored biomass waste that has potential to be applied in production of ingredients followed by competitors’ strategies and top solution providers who can meet sustainability goals in terms of sourcing, process utilization and application.
Our research team proposed five-step approach and employed a comprehensive strategy covering secondary research, patent, and scientific research to conduct the study followed by primary research, to help the client understand technologies, competition and uncover promising opportunity areas.
We provided the client with actionable recommendations on few upcycled ingredients and advanced technologies to produce high performing, quality F&F ingredients from biomass waste.