Forbes: Food Waste Fuels Growth for Biochemical Maker Blue Marble
Blue Marble Biomaterials is out to replace petroleum-derived chemicals in the food, beverage, and personal care markets with organic, natural biochemicals while guaranteeing competitive and stable prices. Food waste, a primary feedstock for their products, fuels their rapid growth and global expansion.
When food manufacturers make products from organic matter such as beer, coffee, baked goods, pasta, sauces, cheese, and so on, they also produce what most people consider to be waste (think of the coffee grounds you throw out each morning after brewing your pot of coffee). Blue Marble feeds a cocktail of trade secret polyculture bacterial cassettes to that biomass feedstock to create different natural biochemicals.