EGGXPERT is providing the sustainable solutions for eggshell bio-waste management by creating products that are biobased, natural and sustainable.
In Netherlands, every day 30 million eggs are processed and theoretically 181 tons of eggshell waste will be generated. According to EU regulations, industrial eggshell is considered as hazardous waste and collected by national authorities or managed by egg companies.
However, as the natural biobased materials, eggshell is a valuable source when the mineral shell and the inner membrane are separated. This inner membrane only takes up the weight of 0.1wt% but gently envelops the embryo and protects it from harmful micro-organisms. It’s a hidden treasure. It can be a source of interesting products for pharmacy or cosmetics, due to its enrichment in proteins and glycosaminoglycans. Calcium carbonate from the shell itself can be used in paper manufacture, fertilizers, enforcement fillers or painting.
EGGXPERT will hand on the development of skin care products that combine Traditional Chinese Medicine wisdom and modern technologies. Our mission is to reveal and maximize the hidden value of eggshell bio-waste, contributing to a circular economy.