Biofuels Digest: The Island of Misfit Materials
Published: JUNE 29, 2011
From Biofuels Digest:
In the annual Christmas televised special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, we meet King Moonracer, the winged-lion ruler of the Island of Misfit Toys, who flies around the world each night in search of unwanted dolls and Charlies-in-the-Box.
Is that not what the best of bio-entrepreneurs do? Bring unwanted, unloved, low-value feedstocks to the Island of Misfit Materials?
There, apply industrial fire and magic, in the form of microbial or thermochemical transformation. Unlocking high value for the investor, diverting one more waste material from the landfill, and taking us a step closer to the world beyond the barrel of oil?
The Digest had updates this week from two knights exemplar in the business of transforming low-cost, unwanted orphan feedstocks into high value biomaterials – GlycosBio and Blue Marble Biomaterials.