Closing the loop at Filipino Biotech Farms Inc.

March 1, 2019

This January, CEO Henrik Hagemann visited the Philippines for an insightful look at solutions to treating wastewater. There was a particular focus on Biotech Farms Inc. and their circular economy practices regarding their waste water treatment plant.

Biotech Farms’ state-of-the-art facilities guarantee the affordability, quality, safety and sustainability of their products at all stages of production (Source: Biotech Farms Inc.)


Biotech Farms Inc. is an agri-business company founded in 2001. They are the leading supplier of high quality pork and egg products in Mindanao, Philippines. Together with their two main products, ‘Better Pork’ and ‘Better Farm’, they aim to provide the highest quality products for the least environmental impact. By supporting local farmers and employing local people, Biotech and their ‘Always Better’ business practices aim to improve lives through safe and high quality products.


Reviewing the current control room setup and performance data as part of the facilities tour, CustoMem’s CEO in black, centred


We prioritise the importance of circular economy principles as core to our organisation. As such, it was valuable to get an insight into the operations of the leading Filipino wastewater treatment plant at Biotech Farms, including their initiatives around on site reuse of waste as a resource. Speaking after the visit, Biotech Farms’ CEO, Rey Chiang, said: “CustoMem combined their technical expertise and common sense approach, thus tremendously helping us to identify the issues and resolve them with the lowest cost.”


Walking through potential avenues of optimisation as part of the visit. Pictured at the conference room on site alongside plant managers and operations personnel, with CustoMem’s CEO third from the right.


‘It's excellent learning, for both sides, to visit new sites and share know-how about industrial affluent treatment,” Henrik added. “I hope our input to the wastewater treatment operations will contribute to the fulfilment of their ambitious sustainability goals and look forward to interacting more with the wider Asian industrial wastewater treatment sector."


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