Urobo Biotech targets bioplastic waste management and sustainability amid the plastic pollution crisis. Leveraging enzyme-based technologies, they aim to decompose bioplastic waste into valuable building materials and fuels. With bioplastic production increasing, existing waste systems and recycling industries face challenges. Urobo Biotech's solution uses a microbial expression system to develop enzyme mixtures that break down bioplastics into essential building blocks, promoting a circular bioplastics economy. The approach promises environmental, economic, and societal benefits, ensuring a sustainable future.
I am a researcher and co-founder dedicated to addressing one of the most pressing environmental challenges of our time. With a background in environmental science, biotechnology, and entrepreneurship, I am currently pursuing a PhD at Stellenbosch University and the University of Padova. My journey is driven by a belief in the necessity of tackling the plastic pollution crisis on a worldwide-scale. Having experienced academic environments across different continents, I've gained a unique international perspective that informs my approach to finding global solutions. With my team at Urobo Biotech, we are actively contributing to the broader goal of decarbonization and sustainability. moreLinkedIn
I am a microbiologist, specializing in yeast biotechnology and molecular biology, currently completing my PhD at Stellenbosch University and the University of Padova. As many other young people around the world, I am painfully aware of the plastic pollution crisis our generation faces. I aim to leverage my expertise to help tackle this crisis and develop technologies that can shift the perception surrounding plastics from a low-value, highly problematic waste to a high-value feedstock that can help build a circular bio-economy. Together with my team, we are currently developing and commercializing enzyme-based waste management processes for end-of-life bioplastics. moreLinkedIn