BUSAN, June 20 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean startup DECANT said Sunday it has succeeded in turning tens of millions of tons of wine-making by-products that were being wasted annually into high value-added beauty products through bio-recycling.
The company, located within the Busan Center for Creative Economy & Innovation’s startup incubation space B.Cube, has developed a variety of beauty products made of pomace, a collective term for grape seeds, stems and skins generated during the process of wine extraction, using green decanting technology
After acquiring green technology certification for cosmetics ingredients, DECANT is turning wine pomace into high value-added materials through various research and development (R&D) efforts.
The firm’s green beauty brand VINOIR has already established a presence on Amazon and is scheduled to be officially launched in the domestic market in the latter half of this year.
DECANT secured global competitiveness thanks to its acquisition of wineries from Tasmania, Australia and pomace from Bourgogne, France.
Pomace, a by-product generated during the wine-making process, has been wasted due to technical problems and difficulties in processing.
Thus far, pomace has been regarded as a big threat to the environment since it generates carbons and acidifies soils.
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