After a brief hiatus from the world of the blogeratti, I am pleased to return with good news. Over the past several weeks, the Blue Marble team has devoted itself to pushing forward numerous key developments which have now begun to bear fruit.
We are very excited to announce that we are launching BME’s first product featuring our carbon neutral bioesters. Through collaboration with local couture perfumery Sweet Anthem, we have developed a limited run fragrance line, EOS, which features both feminine and unisex scents. This fragrance line is a perfect example of the immediate, high value application of BME biochemicals, which act as direct replacements to petrochemicals already in the market.
EOS was recently featured in a light-hearted KING 5 News holiday story, which drew a strong connection between the feedstock used to make the bioesters and the fragrance itself. While we agree a beer-flavored perfume would be, well interesting, EOS is something else entirely.
Blue Marble Energy’s EOS fragrance line is petrochemical and cruelty-free, containing only bioderived and organic materials. The fragrances feature a special selection of Blue Marble Energy’s carbon neutral bioester top notes carefully blended with Sweet Anthem’s custom fragrance heart and low notes.
Conventionally, perfumes and colognes contain odorants and musks that are synthesized from petrochemicals. Many of these commonly used ingredients, like polycyclic synthetic musks, can cause severe endocrine disruption and even have carcinogenic effects on the human body (see our recent chemicals blog for more). Large quantities of these synthetic musks and odorants can be found in cleaning products and detergents as well as fragrances. Certain naturally derived odorants also pose problems. The demand for aromatic materials like agarwood and civet musk (obtained from an innocent and furry relation of the mongoose) has led to illegal trafficking and the endangerment of species.
To make BME’s bioesters, our science team starts with certified organic spent brewery grain (from our neighbors at Fremont Brewing), which is processed through our patent pending AGATE technology to create volatile fatty acids (VFAs). Through catalysis, bioesters are then extracted from the VFA stream and are ready to be blended with Sweet Anthem’s fragrance oils. The feminine version of EOS is a very modern, bright, floral, tea-based scent, while the masculine or unisex version is characterized by citrus and cognac with hints of powdery apricot.
EOS will be offered in a limited run, and while supplies last you can purchase it here on the website or, if you’re a local, come on by and pick it up directly! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to set up a pickup.
So next time you’re knocking back a tall boy from Fremont Brewing, you can rest easy knowing that you’re doing your part for a healthy planet…that smells damn good too.