The glory of Taiwan! The “Sugarcane Straw” launched by JuTian Eco-Material Co., Ltd. was awarded a Jury’s special gold medal in Concours Lépine Méditerranéen Montpellier. Nine works from Taiwan’s delegation, including sugarcane straws, won two gold medals, three silver medals and four bronze medals, sugarcane straw is a reusable sugarcane fiber straw made from bagasse.
The Taipei Representative Office in France expressed that Mr. Dorey, Chairman of the Montpellier Concours Lepine, in view of the outstanding performance of the Taiwan delegation in the exhibition over the past nine years and the setting up of the Montpellier Concours Lepine Award-winning Creative Goods Pavilion on Dihua Street in Taipei, expressed his deep admiration and appreciation, and invited Prof. Yi-Quan Hsu of the NUU and Prof. Yong-Ming Wang of the LHU to lead the delegation to participate in the first Montpellier Concours Lepine, and the Taipei Representative Office in France Mr. Zuo-Song Lai, was assigned to attend the award ceremony in the evening of the 14th.
The Taipei Representative Office in France expressed that 9 works from Taiwan won 2 gold medals, 3 silver medals and 4 bronze medals, including one gold medal as a special award from the jury. The sugarcane straws by JuTian Eco-Material Co., Ltd. received unanimous praise from the jury. A special gold medal was awarded to encourage its innovative inventions of circular economy and eco-friendly, and provide a good solution to the policy of plastic ban straws in Europe from 2020.
A team of young people used bagasse to make a reusable sugarcane fiber straw, which was awarded a gold medal in Concours Lépine Méditerranéen Montpellier. (Photo by reporter Xian-Ye Chiu)
The Taiwan delegation participated in this exhibition, a number of exhibitors received lots of orders, many French manufacturers asked for assistance in promoting their products to Taiwan market, and a lot of French manufacturers sought OEMs in Taiwan.
A team of young people founded JuTian Eco-Material Co., Ltd. and launched the brand “100% ZHI (/Plant/)”, which uses bagasse to make reusable sugarcane fiber straws, have applied for patents and mass production, and rejected other countries to buy out the technology at a high price, insisted on local R&D in Taiwan.