Rhino, material processing equipment from Ecogensus. Credit: Ecogensus | Rhino, équipement de traitement des matériaux d'Ecogensus.

Ecogensus, a global sustainable resources company, taps into billions of unused resources with the development of materials derived from mixed wastes.

Engineered for a wide variety of applications, including consumer goods, industrial products, and construction – all industries seeking sustainable, high-performance materials, Ecogensus has developed high-performance polymer composite powders.

Backed by a recent patent, the development does not only mark a milestone in sustainable materials, it also marks the company’s entrance into the AM market.

The polymer powders are designed to integrate seamlessly with 3D printing, injection molding, and similar technologies, providing a sustainable alternative to conventional plastics.

To develop these materials, Ecogensus has transformed household trash—including food waste, diapers, plastics, paper, cardboard, and yard waste—into engineered powders at a molecular level. These powders become high-quality everyday products through existing manufacturing processes.

Bjørnulf Østvik, Ecogensus Founder and CEO, stated, “This development is a pivotal moment for both Ecogensus and the broader manufacturing and environmental sectors. Our patented technology platform reinvents how materials are sourced and utilized, promoting a circular economy and mitigating environmental impacts.”

The patent covers Ecogensus’ method for converting everyday waste into adaptable, high-performance powders, leading to the creation of polymeric composite resins. These resins are designed for easy integration into current manufacturing processes, offering a sustainable solution that doesn’t compromise on quality or performance. The patent also describes polymer cross-linking to enhance the structural integrity and versatility of materials derived from processed solid waste.

William Gress, an Ecogensus Board member and former CEO of a leading manufacturing company, added, “We are setting new standards in the materials sector, including in Additive Manufacturing. Ecogensus’ process turns waste into a valuable commodity, a game-changer for industries aiming for sustainable innovation.”

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