CREATING A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
No more food waste should go to the landfills.
PROBLEM AND OPPORTUNITY
The sugar polymer industry is aging and polluting, but is ripe for disruption.
Sugar polymers play a major role in many products we use in our daily life. Their market value exceeds $100 billion.
However, exploitation of natural resources is a common practice in sugar polymer industry. Every year, 7.2 billion trees are cut down to extract cellulose (a sugar polymer) for paper production.
In addition, sugar polymer production uses chemical extraction processes that are expensive and have large environmental impacts.
Food waste as the raw material for sugar polymer production
Human food consumption takes a huge toll on the environment. Every year, 30 million tons of food waste goes to the landfills just in the United States. The total food loss and waste in the United States represents 5% of its annual GHG emission.
At Polyose Bio, we create a circular economy that converts food waste to high-value sugar polymers. With this win-win solution, we create a cleaner industry by producing cheaper and sustainable sugar polymers, while fixing the food waste problem.
A multidisciplinary approach for modular sugar polymer production
Microbial strains for sugar polymer production are designed using state-of-the-art genetic engineering tools and biophysics-based models.
Metabolic pathways for sugar polymer biosynthesis are optimized to yield maximum sugar polymer titers.
Sugar polymers' functionalities are optimized by modulating their biochemistry and polymerization processes.
Whole-cell omics datasets together with data-driven models and machine learning methods are used to optimize the microbial sugar polymer production.
WHY POLYOSE BIO
An innovative approach, and a team of talented and passionate scientists
We bring >20 years of experience in cutting edge synthetic biology, precision design of genetic systems, biophysical modelling of gene expressions, metabolic network optimization, and polymer science to disrupt a $100 billion dollar industry that suffers from old, expensive, and polluting technologies. e