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VEnvirotech Transforms Organic Waste into Bioplastics

After a year of testing out environmental technologies for a private company, co-founder Patricia Ayma developed a process for bioplastic production using bacteria.

The system turns organic matter, such as food waste, into a product that can be used as a biodegradable alternative to single-use plastics.

“I realized that it was a simple technology for taking to society, that will benefit everyone,” she tells us.

The biotech startup began its pilot phase near Barcelona, at a BonArea supermarket plant, where they were able to develop and test the technology on an industrial scale with a potential customer.

Ayma plans to push the innovation toward two sectors: Organic waste producers that want to shrink waste management costs and companies interested in purchasing the bioplastics for various applications.

The team recently closed an investment round of more than €2 million, which will allow them to open a 33,000-square-foot plant to start production on the VE-box: A portable waste management container that will transform organic waste into biodegradable plastics.

REFS

  • Who is Bio-on?

  • Impact Corona on Bioplastics

  • Woodly, Plastic-Free Masks, Plastic Tax, UK and US Survey, Biodegradable War and Spain

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VEnvirotech transforms organic waste into bioplastics

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