Full Cycle Bioplastics – Bioplastics
We turn organic waste into a fully biodegradable plastic.
About the Company:
Full Cycle Bioplastics (FCB) manufactures polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) bioplastic using a novel process that utilizes organic and cellulosic waste as the feedstock. It is well known that PHAs harmlessly and naturally degrade in marine and terrestrial ecosystems, but commercially available PHA is currently made from crop based feedstocks, such as food grade sugar or seed oil. FCB’s non-GMO based process is environmentally friendly from the start, using food waste, ag byproducts, cardboard and waste paper as the raw materials. FCB can even utilize PHA products, at their end-of-life, as feedstock for the production of virgin PHA – a true closed-loop system.
About the Solution:
Full Cycle technology up-cycles agriculture residuals and processing waste into biodegradable plastics. Bioplastic production is the responsible alternative to landfill and is often more profitable than the cattle feed market. Contact Full Cycle to learn how their bioplastics technology can seamlessly integrate into your agriculture or food processing operation.
Solution Strengths, Weaknesses and Critical Indicators
Anaerobic Digester Associated Technology:
NOTE: There are several technology types that are used as part of an integrated manure management system that includes an anaerobic digester and are not applicable to manure management in other cases. The impact of these technologies on the critical indicators are represented as those of an entire anaerobic digester system.
- Long usable life and can be run reliably
- Creates energy and generates environmental credits
- Requires proper preparation of the feedstock
- Requires other technologies for energy utilization
- Requires other technologies for digestate handling
- Proper feeding & system monitoring is required to avoid system downtime
- Proven technology for odor control, GHG reduction and pathogen reduction
Full Cycle Bioplastics has not been evaluated using Newtrient's 9-point scoring process because, although their process appears to be suited for use on dairy manure, they do not currently have any dairy based projects.
1. OPERATIONAL HISTORY