Bill Barnett


While the CuanTec development team are hard at work in the lab perfecting and refining their novel Chitosan extraction techniques, Bear & Case Associates is proud to be supporting their efforts by engaging with the seafood and packaging industries to gather market intelligence to help CuanTec ensure that their products address market needs, and provide tangible benefits.


Over the next year, I will be talking to industry representatives covering all aspects of the journey from catch to consumer, learning about their requirements and extolling the economic and environmental sustainability benefits of the CuanTec process and products.


·         With landfill gate fees and taxes of over £100/tonne, partnering with CuanTec gives fisheries and processors the opportunity to make significant financial savings, while also being environmentally responsible with the disposal of shellfish waste – a real win/win;

·         For distributors, wholesalers and retail suppliers, CuanTec’s innovative packaging technologies will reduce waste due to spoilage down the distribution chain – this spoilage results in lost revenue, plus increased disposal costs – in short, lost product is lost profit;

·         Consumers will benefit from high quality seafood products at the peak of perfection – with the added advantage that the CuanTec packaging can be safely disposed of without any harm to the environment.

If you are in the seafood supply chain, anywhere from trawl to fork, and you want to help shape the future, contact me and lets start a discussion


Bill Barnett

Bear & Case Associates

Tel: +44 (0)7834 954918

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I had one of those "its all real now" moments yesterday.

I was collecting langoustine from our generous suppliers SFO so we can start the fermenation experiments, and suddenly it felt like we were actually up and running and beginning to move forwards.

It has take a while to get to this point.

I first heard of this project, when it was just an embryonic idea about 4 years ago. Since then a lot has happened. The initial idea was totally scrapped as unworkable, the new idea took time to form, time to research and confirm and a LONG time to get the support of Scottish Enterprise through their SMART award scheme and Gabriel Investments to be able to make it happen.

But now, it is definitely happening.

We have a lab, we have a steady stream of equipment being installed and we have some experiments starting to test out the concepts and providing data to enable us to refine the plan.

Its a great feeling!