Thank you for your kind words and enthusiasm. I took a look at CUP; I'm glad passionate entrepreneurs like you are working on building the capacity for region-based Circular Economy solutions! I'll take a deeper dive and post my thoughts on your page shortly.
Next time you find yourself in the Bay area please let me know!
The answer to which and lies at the heart of our IP. Part of which specifically covers how we control the breakdown of mixed input feedstocks into a consistent intermediate that we then use to generate various grades of PHA. Happy to continue answering any other questions you have.
Hi Ayca, thanks for sending over that info, it's exciting to learn about others who are just as enthusiastic about PHAs potential. We believe that it is really important for multiple PHA technologies to be successful to help grow the market.
It looks like Gerben is using waste-water to create PHA -- a different approach than we take in our process. In fact, there have been many different attempts to commercialize PHA since its original discovery in the 1920s; unfortunately, few companies have been successful to date. A large part of the problem is that PHAs cannot compete with the cost of traditional, fossil fuel derived alternatives.
Full Cycle is different from many other PHA technologies in that we use solid, organic waste streams as feedstock, non-GMO bacteria in our process and are still able to produce consistent PHA polymer outputs.
Our patent-pending approach is rooted in our fundamental goal to deliver a consistent, scalable technology for PHA production that is cost competitive with fossil-fuel derived plastics. No matter what the social and environmental benefit of PHA's are, the material's impact will be limited if we cannot be financially competitive with existing substitutes. We're really excited about our solution because we believe we can finally overcome the historical cost hurdles and help drive systemic change.