Regional Third prize winner National First prize winner


Up-cycling biomass wastes into value chemicals for the food & flavor industry


CannaRe transforms liabilities into assets by converting high-volume biomass wastes into value chemicals for the food & flavor, cosmetics, and pharmaceutical industries. Our current emphasis is on urban green wastes- trimmings of trees, shrubs and garden wastes produced within the city premises- due to their frequent and highly non-efficient disposal. On average, 20% of urban waste emissions consists of this waste stream, enhancing climate change, contaminate water and soil resources, and increase local air pollution. We developed a mobile thermo-chemical technology with low energy usage and zero by-products designated for on-site treatment. Its economics base on the resulting chemical feedstock, enabling us to offer both a cost-effective solution for waste treatment, and a valuable substitute for petrochemicals. Looking forward, we aim to expand operations to food processing and post-cultivation agricultural wastes streams and upcycle more value from various types of biomass.

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  • 2020 Participant
    Year of participation
  • Circular Economy
  • Israel
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  • Matan Dahan, CEO & Co-founder-, MBA. Waste Treatment Consultant. Previously Research Project Lead At CropX. Aviad Achrak CTO & Co-founder - B.Eng Mechanical Engineering. Project Manager, Engineering And Process Department, Medinol. Dr. Rina Reznik, Chief Scientist- Ph.D. Biochemistry. Food Flavorings Development Expert. Former CEO Of RAD (sold To Frutarom) Yuval Levi, Business Director- Chairman Of Eshbal Functional Foods. Former Senior VP Of Global Flavors At Frutarom.

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