After a year of testing out ecological technologies for a private business, co-founder Patricia Ayma established a procedure for bioplastic production using bacteria. The system turns organic matter, such as food waste, into an item that can be utilized as an eco-friendly option to single-use plastics. “I recognized that it was a simple innovation for requiring to society, that will benefit everybody,” she tells us.
The biotech start-up began its pilot phase near Barcelona, at a BonArea supermarket plant, where they had the ability to develop and check the technology on a commercial scale with a potential client. Ayma plans to push the development towards 2 sectors: Organic waste manufacturers that desire to diminish waste management costs and companies thinking about purchasing the bioplastics for numerous applications.
The group recently closed a financial investment round of more than EUR2 million, which will enable them to open a 33,000- square-foot plant to begin production on the VE-box: A portable waste management container that will change organic waste into eco-friendly plastics.