Better plastic. Sustainably sourced.

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The Plastic Paradox:

Plastics are indispensable for nearly every industry, but they place an enormous burden on the environment.

More than 99% of plastic is made from fossil fuels and more than 300 million tons of plastic waste is generated each year, ending up in landfills and incinerators, or improperly released to the environment.

From production through disposal, plastics account for nearly 1 gigaton of greenhouse gas emissions annually.

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The Critical Need:

To be viable on a meaningful scale, sustainable alternatives to conventional plastics cannot sacrifice performance or cost.

Making plastics from biomass can reduce the environmental footprint, but today’s bio-based plastics are made from food sources at high cost and perform worse than conventional plastics.

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The Solution:

 

ReSource has created technology to produce high-volume plastics that are made from truly sustainable feedstocks – CO2 and inedible biomass – yet outperform conventional materials and have favorable end-of-use options. 

 
 

Technology

Our technology is a revolutionary process to make a bio-based platform chemical known as FDCA, which can be used to make plastics (such as PEF) that have better physical properties and superior performance over plastics made from fossil fuels. 

Current technologies for making FDCA require sugar from food products as the raw material, which compromises sustainability. In addition, they utilize extremely complex process chemistry, which has made large-scale production uneconomical

The raw materials for our process are CO2 and inedible biomass. Our proprietary technology eliminates two thirds of the steps that are required to make FDCA from food, resulting in dramatically reduced production costs that will enable market penetration for high-volume applications. In addition to favorable economics, we make it possible to produce FDCA with negative emissions. 

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All other technologies

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Food

Use food as the raw material

Increase demand for cropland

Extreme process complexity

High cost

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FDCA

PEF Plastics

Learn about PEF's

applications⬇

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Our technology

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CO2

Inedible Biomass

  Uses inedible biomass and CO2

No land use changes

Low complexity 

Low cost

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Plastic Texture

Applications

PEF offers sustainability and performance for packaging and textiles

Cartons

Bottles

Films 

Trays

Pouches

Textiles

FDCA can also be used to make non-toxic plasticizers

 
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Sustainability

Our technology has many environmental benefits 

Carbon-negative process

Increased Shelf-Life

Less Plastic Usage

No greenhouse gas emissions from land use change

Less food waste

No impact on ecosystems & biodiversity

 
 

Team

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Aanindeeta Banerjee, PhD
Co-Founder & CEO

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Amy Frankhouser, PhD
VP Chemistry

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Prof. Matt Kanan, PhD
Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Advisor

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Feng Cheng, PhD
Process Development Engineer

Investors & awards

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Angel investors: Matthew Berger and Adam Winkel.

 

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