Mobius

At mobius, our mission is to create a world where There’s Wonder in Waste. We envision a future where forestry, food, and agricultural waste streams are upcycled into valuable chemical and material feedstocks.

We are creating a technology platform for bio-based, naturally degradable and compostable materials that serve as drop-in replacements for petroleum based resins. mobius is a public benefit corporation based in Knoxville, TN.

Technology Summary

Our technology is a platform for bio-based, naturally degradable and compostable materials that serve as drop-in replacements for petroleum-based polymers used in agriculture.

Our compostable and in-soil degradable material technology uses lignin, the second mostabundant natural biopolymer in the world and primary waste product of biorefineries and paper mills, as a low-cost primary feedstock.

When placed in soil or compost, our materials break down into water, carbon dioxide, and stable humic matter rich in humic and fulvic acids that may improve soil health.

With our solvent-free and zero-waste process, we can tune our materials composition, mechanical properties, and degradation characteristics, allowing customers to choose from a range of products dedicated to their specific needs.

Applications

Future applications for these products include:

  • Thermoplastic materials for plantable horticultural and nursery containers
  • Thermoplastic materials for plastic mulch films

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