Biodegradable and compostable packaging for storing fresh food

Disposable food packaging is damaging the environment and a third of food produced decomposes and is discarded.

Bolsolution tackles both of these problems with an innovative package designed for storing food. The product is a mixture of natural biopolymers with mechanical properties similar to low-density synthetic polythene but is biodegradable and compostable. Natural antimicrobial compounds can be added to the material to extend the food shelf-life.


  • Johanna Fiallos

    Johanna Fiallos

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    I am a Biochemical Engineer who is currently in her third year of a Ph.D. in Chemical and Bioprocess Engineering. Since my undergraduate studies, I have been interested in researching new ecological materials to contribute to more sustainable solutions for society. I am the technical leader for Bolsolution specializing in scientific technological processes, microbiology, and food shelf-life analysis. I am currently being mentored by Babson College.more

  • Cristóbal Concha

    Cristóbal Concha

    Universidad Mayor

    I am Cristóbal Concha, I am 32 years old, I studied biotechnology at the Universidad Mayor and I am currently developing my thesis. In my career, I have dedicated myself to the management and scientific-commercial formulation of R+D+i projects. I am currently a project manager at Fishextend, where we are developing an edible coating to extend the shelf life of fresh meats called Fishextend and biodegradable and compostable bags called Bolsolution. In addition, I am the founding director of Fifood, where we are developing an additive to fortify flour with vitamin B12. I like sports and culture more

  • Wendy Franco

    Wendy Franco

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Wendy holds a Ph.D. in Food Science and is an expert in food microbiology. Her research includes the microencapsulation of bioactive compounds and their application to food. She was one of the founders of FishExtend. more

  • Ricardo Pérez

    Ricardo Pérez

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Ricardo holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and has contributed to several notable research projects. This includes 9 Fondecyt projects, 8 Fondef projects, 6 CORFO R&D projects, 2 COPEC/UC Foundation projects, one Ring project, one FIA ​​project. He was also the principal investigator of the CORFO 15CTAL-46759 project that gave rise to the Technological Center of Food (CeTA). In addition, he is co-author of 5 national and 2 international patents with 'ReSoul' technology developed by him being currently marketed in Spain. He has consulted national companies such as Concha y Toro and CAPEL and is the founding partner of FishExtendSA. more

  • Loreto Valenzuela

    Loreto Valenzuela

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Loreto holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering and is an expert in the characterization and application of biopolymers. She invented FishExtend® formulation and was responsible for the creation of the company Fishextend spa. Loreto was also a finalist for the ICX Albion Farms & Fisheries award (2017). more

  • Javiera Riveros

    Javiera Riveros

    Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

    Javiera studied Chemical Industrial Civil Engineering. She led the Bolsolution project by Fishextend SpA and together with her team won the AplicaTuIdea FCUC contest and came in 2nd place at the Santander Chile Awards 2022. Bolsolution was selected amongst the top 11projects for the Explorer X program at the European Innovation Academy, receiving mentorship from entities linked to Silicon Valley. Javiera also has experience developing innovative projects related to circular economy for organisations such as IntegraChile and AgricolaAcevedo. She has also completed the UC Scaling Up and Innovation in Business course and is currently being mentored by Babson College.more



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