Another successful transaction has taken place through TMM’s support to exploring industrial symbiosis opportunities, creating environmental and economic advantages through circular economy.
The transaction between Anako and Arkim was realized through strong networking opportunities and the assistance of TMM. Through the transaction, waste eggshells generated by Anako were re-used in the natural food preservative production process of Arkim.
By installing “eggshell grinding and drying unit” in 2012-2013, high amounts of Anako’s waste eggshells have been diverted from landfill and brought back to the economy. Anako has obtained a new by-product, derived from eggshell, which contains high amounts of calcium carbonate and the antibacterial nature of this ingredient has vast areas of use such as in medicine, food industry and agriculture.
Through the TMM platform, Anako has aimed to reach more producers who may use waste eggshells in their production and has thus successfully partnered with Arkim via the platform.
Arkim has utilized eggshells to produce 100% natural food preservatives while ensuring environmental and economic benefits by creating added value on waste eggshells.
In this context, Arkim has designed an innovative solution based on eggshell powder by boosting its antibacterial/preservation properties as a substitution for chemical substances in food preservatives. As stated by Arkim, they will go proceed in the production of Natural Preservatives from Eggshells and continue their collaboration with Anako via TMM.
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Established in 2006, Anako has produced pasteurized liquid eggs since 2010. Anako is utilizing advanced technology in producing pasteurized liquid eggs considering the importance of food security, hygiene, health, efficiency and ease of use, offering best use for industrial kitchens and by industrial-scale egg users.
Arkim Chemical Substances established in 2011 by receiving financial support of The Ministry of Science, Industry, and Technology to promote “Natural Antibacterial from Eggshell Extract Project”. Within the scope of the project, they developed a new range of food preservatives solution called “ArCa Natural Antibacterial” by using eggshell powder as a substitution for the currently used chemicals such as potassium sorbate, sodium benzoate, and natamycin. Arkim is the first company in the world that produces patented 100 % natural food preservatives.