Marco Astorri, the founder of Bio-on, will have a column on Bioplastics News starting this month.
He will comment on what is happening in the world of biopolymers.
He will do so from his privileged point of view of an entrepreneur who realised his dream to produce plastic with a natural and clean process.
His dream was broken by the attack of a hedge fund and the subsequent financial and judicial troubles.
His incredible story raises questions about the system’s ability to protect and support industrial innovations and the fundamental right to do business.
Bio-on developed a unique biodegradable plastics technology obtained through the fermentation of carbon from food by-products during twelve years of research.
This disruptive innovation had been welcomed by the international markets which considered Bio-on a very rare example of an Italian Unicorn which was valued over a billion euros on the Stock Exchange.
Please join me in welcoming Marco Astorri and allow me to quote Elie Wiesel …
“There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest”