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NUS Researchers Develop Novel Process That Turns Waste into Nutritional Supplements

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The shells of crustaceans and wood waste such as branches pruned from trees usually end up in landfills. These waste materials are given a new lease of life to become nutritional supplements and medicine, with the help of a novel process developed by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS).

A team led by Associate Professor Yan Ning and Assistant Professor Zhou Kang from the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the NUS Faculty of Engineering devised a method to turn shells from prawns and crabs into L-DOPA, a widely used ...