On December 24, a Strategic Cooperation Agreement (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”) was officially signed and executed between and by Chia Tai Henning Modern Agricultural Technology Co., Ltd. (wholly-owned subsidiary of Charoen Pokphand Group hereinafter referred to as the “CP Henning”) and iCell (Shanghai) Sustainable Nutrition Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “iCell”) for long-term cooperation.
Since then, both parties will jointly commit to the resource utilization of nutrient by-products from agricultural and animal husbandry food enterprises of CP Group.
The two parties held in-depth talks. Adhering to the principle of "benefiting the country, benefiting the people and benefiting the enterprise", CP Group has been continuously developing a complete "one-stop" industrial chain "from farm to table", and is determined to provide safe, nutritious and healthy food for the Chinese people. With iCell’s proprietary patented technologies, CP group will achieve high value-added utilization of nutrients and by-products in process water discharged from CP Group’s slaughtering & food subsidiaries and its joint venture companies in China, thus achieving synergistic development for both parties from the cooperation.
China has been unceasingly improving its strategic deployment in water pollution prevention and water resource protection. For the past few years, China has issued a number of policies to increase support for environmental protection management, and through financial support, tax incentives and other means to encourage domestic enterprises to independently research and develop internationally advanced technologies with independent intellectual property rights for treatment of organic waste in sewage; further increase the total amount of investment in environmental protection with the aim of improving the marketization, standardization and modernization of the construction and operation of sewage treatment projects. The support of national policies will lay a good foundation for the sustainable and healthy development of water pollution treatment industry. It is reported that iCell will carry out cooperation with aquatic processing plants in Sweden, USA, Mexico and other countries, and involve iCell technology to develop a land-based recirculating aquaculture system (LB-RAS), which helps its develop deep fusion with the aquatic industry and significantly reduce the industry's carbon footprint. CP food plants can also take the requirements of iCell technology into consideration when planning and implementing its future new projects so as to design and construct the wastewater biological treatment systems in a way to allow effective and convenient treatment of wastewater containing compounded mixtures for resource recycling and to continuously reduce the cost of sewage treatment.
iCell will go forward hand in hand with CP Henning in the future to jointly promote the high-quality development of China's agricultural environmental protection industry with circular economy as the core, technology innovation as the driving force, and high-quality products as the power source. The two parties will explore more in-depth cooperation to further facilitate the improvement of the industrial economy and development level of China's agricultural industry and to build an integrated agricultural environmental ecological chain, and jointly take advantage of their proprietary intellectual property rights to create renewable resources, thus carrying out win-win cooperation in the aspects of economy, environmental protection and production process, constantly producing sustainable agricultural products with reduced costs, and realizing the creative inheritance of traditional Chinese agricultural culture. China is making increasing investment in the research and development of environmental protection with the sewage treatment technology improved rapidly, so that the spiritual connotation and the market value of agricultural production technology can be known by the wider public, and the production can be in an efficient mode and follow the low-carbon environmental protection concept advocated by the country.