About this talk
For more than 50 years, seaweed has been cultivated in the Southeast Asian region and has been a part of the culture of various communities in the region. Chung Ngin Zhun founded Malaysian seaweed startup Rhodomaxx in 2019 to address the plastics and greenhouse gas (GHG) problem in the consumer and agriculture sectors through his seaweed project. His startup has been pioneering the production of seaweed-based vegan leather, bioplastics and mineral supplements.
Speaker & Moderator
Speaker: Chung Ngin Zhun
Founder of Rhodomaxx, a seaweed bio-refinery company producing packaging and agriculture innovations that suit a circular economy model. He has been working on the seaweed bio-refinery project for the past five years and has a passion of helping the world to transition towards a circular economy. Zhun is a SEACHA youth alumni. He participated in SEACHA youth workshop and SEACHA Conference on “Cultural Wisdom for Climate Action: The Southeast Asian Contribution” in January this year in Bangkok.
Moderator: Khoo Salma Nasution
Cultural urbanist, a heritage advocate, an author, a publisher, and a cultural entrepreneur. She plays a very active role in the protection of the George Town World Heritage Site and the biocultural heritage of Penang. Khoo Salma is the Vice-President of Penang Heritage Trust (PHT). She is a Co-Founder of ARECA Books, Founder of Asian Heritage Network and Vice-Chairperson of SEACHA.