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    Date submitted
  • 18-Jan-2016

Full Cycle Bioplastics (FCB)


FCB uses a proprietary biotechnology process to convert otherwise difficult to recycle organic waste streams into high performance biodegradable plastics.

A loop-closing technology, FCB can re-use the bioplastic resin repeatedly after a consumer good reaches the end of its lifecycle


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Who is your customer?

FCB is a solution for the waste diversion and plastic production industries. We target partners who manage large volumes of organic waste including those in Food/Ag, Waste Management and Bio-refineries.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

FCB manufactures polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) bioplastics using a novel process that utilizes organic and cellulosic waste as the feedstock. It is well known that PHAs harmlessly and naturally degrade in marine and terrestrial ecosystems, but commercially available PHA is currently made from crop based feedstocks, such as food grade sugar or seed oil. FCB’s process is environmentally friendly from the start, using food waste, ag byproducts, cardboard and waste paper as the raw materials. FCB can even utilize PHA products, at their end-of-life, as feedstock for the production of virgin PHA – a true closed-loop system. PHA produced with FCB’s technology provides consumers a truly sustainable choice. By licensing the FCB technology, companies with large waste streams, either as producers (i.e. food processing) or collectors (i.e. waste handling), can produce PHA to generate revenue and mitigate disposal costs thus creating the highest and best value from waste.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

FCB’s ability to enable a regenerative closed-carbon loop, usage of non-GMO bacteria, and non-discriminatory feedstock results in significant structural cost-advantages over other PHA producers. FCB challenges the established carbon intensive plastic market by offering a commodity manufactured using zero-waste principles. (natural resource conservation, plastic toxicity, waste profitability).

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

FCB is poised to bring its technology to market due to the impressive team it has assembled and partnerships it has created. The co-founders include two waste-water engineers who have a deep experience in ecologically-friendly water treatment and waste re-purposing. FCB's executive team also includes experienced entrepreneur's who have previous experience encompassing the agriculture, logistics, plastics and energy sectors.