Dr Ifeyinwa Kanu is the Founder of IntelliDigest Limited. She loves nature and passionate about creating Engineering solutions to address environmental challenges. Ifeyinwa has a PhD in Civil-Environmental Engineering from Heriot-Watt University involving the application of Artificial Intelligence and omics analysis to optimize anaerobic process.
She has a solid and progressive experience in all aspects of Civil Engineering, specialising in water, wastewater and waste to bioresources. Ifeyinwa has filed patents on a novel anaerobic process and a novel municipal wastewater treatment process for resource recovery, raised series of grant funding as well as executing RBS Back Her Business crowdfunding successfully.
She has led IntelliDigest to win various awards demonstrating the impact of their solution such as EIT Climate KIC, EIT FAN, Royal Academy of Engineering, Royal Society of Edinburgh, etc. In 2017, she was nominated for Women’s Engineering Society (WES) Top 50 women in Engineering under 35 in the UK and in 2020, she was nominated for WES Top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50): Sustainability
At IntelliDigest, we collaborate in cutting edge research, develop innovative technologies, deliver independent consultancy and capacity building training to end edible food waste while converting inedible food waste to bio-energy and other high-value bio-resources (sustainable chemicals). These sustainable chemicals could be used as building block chemicals for other manufacturing processes such a biodegradable packaging, detergents, cosmetics and advanced agriculture-hydroponics and cellular protein.