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Tuesday, March 29 2022 - 09:36
Saudi Arabian Minister of Environment, Water & Agriculture Announces the Winner of Tanmiah's Sustainability challenge
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, March 29, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

- Polymeron wins the $1 Million Omniprenuership Award-Sustainability Branch 

Under the patronage of His Excellency the Minister of Environment, Water and 
Agriculture, Eng. Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Fadley, Tanmiah Food 
Company, PLC (TFC) announced the winner of Omniprenuership Award-Sustainability 

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The 2020 US$1 million grand challenge was awarded to Polymeron, who have 
created an innovative solution to convert poultry bio-waste to renewable and 
valuable source. They have developed technology to make environment friendly 
biodegradable composite material from biochar. This innovative material will 
address the plastic pollution and poultry waste and at the same time will 
enrich soil quality which will help TFC to reduce its carbon footprint. 
Polymeron is one of the startups from the "Taqadam" accelerator program of King 
Abdullah University of Science and Technology.

The focus of this challenge was to find a solution that will process chicken 
farm waste in a cost-effective, commercially viable manner to create a positive 
impact on TFC as a corporate entity, on the environment in the Kingdom of Saudi 
Arabia and ultimately global ecosystem. Nearly 93 competitors worldwide have 
participated in the grand challenge. The other four shortlisted organizations 
for this challenge were: Insectum from King Abdullah University of Science and 
Technology (KAUST), Proteinea from Egypt and USA, Greenfield from South Korea, 
and Shanghai Jiao Tong University from China.

Commenting on the announcement, TFC's CEO, Mr. Zulfiqar Hamadani stated: "We'd 
like to congratulate Polymeron on winning this challenge: it is not just a win 
for them, but a win also for our communities and planet. We are proud that TFC 
is playing it's part in enhancing the Kingdom's march of innovation towards 
environmental excellence in the poultry value chain."

Mr. Ahmed Osilan, Executive Board Member and Managing Director of Tanmiah Food 
Company, a listed joint stock company with its trademark "Tanmiah", added: 
"Tanmiah is a leading player in the poultry industry in the Kingdom, providing 
high quality products to all customers due to its exceptional operating model 
in line with the Kingdom's Vision 2030 and the Green Saudi Initiative. The 
company's national initiatives focus on the growing environmental challenges 
and how the kingdom is set to confront them in vegetation cover preservation, 
confronting desertification and reaching carbon neutrality. Moreover, Tanmiah 
has launched the Million Tree Initiative and one million dollar Omniprenuership 
Award to achieve the goals of sustainable agricultural development in the 
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In addition, we deeply appreciate and value the 
patronage of His Excellency Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture for 
the award."

SOURCE  Tanmiah