Discover 5 Top Waste Valorization Startups

Curious about new technological advancements in the circular economy industry? Explore our analysis of 925 global startups & scaleups and learn how their waste valorization solutions impact your business!

Staying ahead of the technology curve means strengthening your competitive advantage. That is why we give you data-driven innovation insights into the circular economy industry. This time, you get to discover 5 hand-picked waste valorization startups.

Out of 925, the Global Startup Heat Map highlights 5 Top Waste Valorization Startups

The insights of this data-driven analysis are derived from the Big Data & Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered StartUs Insights Discovery Platform, covering 2 093 000+ startups & scaleups globally. The platform gives you an exhaustive overview of emerging technologies & relevant startups within a specific field in just a few clicks.

The Global Startup Heat Map below reveals the distribution of the 925 exemplary startups & scaleups we analyzed for this research. Further, it highlights 5 circular economy startups that we hand-picked based on criteria such as founding year, location, funding raised, and more. You get to explore the solutions of these 5 startups & scaleups in this report. For insights on the other 920 waste valorization startups, get in touch with us.

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Hubcycle advances Food Waste Reuse

Founding Year: 2016
Location: Avignon, France
Industries: Food, Personal Care
Partner with Hubcycle for Vegetal Waste Valorization

French startup Hubcycle converts food and plant-based waste into raw materials for food and personal care sectors. The startup combines phytochemistry and industrial processes to spot valuable side-streams within the production lines in the food industry. The startup’s valorized materials find applications as fibers, food colorants, and plant-based meat ingredients. By reusing waste like carrot pomace from juice factories to meet the demands of bakeries, it saves water, fuel, land, pesticides, and fertilizers required for carrot cultivation.

Useful Wastes recovers Reverse Osmosis Rejection

Founding Year: 2016
Location: Tudela, Spain
Industries: Utility, WaterTech
Collaborate for Wastewater Rejection Recovery

Spanish startup Useful Wastes develops solutions to increase water efficiency and reduce discharges. HIDRO100, the startup’s system, enables the reuse of reverse osmosis (RO) rejection. This gives a second life to brine solutions that desalination plants usually discard, allowing 100% water usage and zero discharge. Apart from the RO recovery system, Useful Wastes also provides wastewater recovery, selective precipitation, reject flows, and environmental engineering for any industrial setup.

Pennsaco generates Green Energy

Founding Year: 2017
Location: Radnor, US
Industries: Energy, Chemicals, Agriculture
Work with Pennsaco for Sustainable Chemicals Production

Pennsaco is a US-based startup that develops a thermal conversion system. The startup’s continuous-flow system converts untapped resources of waste streams and biomass into green hydrogen, biochemicals, biofuel, and bio carbons. Its patented green hydrogen system provides a higher yield of hydrogen than traditional processes while using sustainable methods and raw materials. The process also produces biochar for use in regenerative agriculture. The startup’s solution provides low carbon sustainable feedstock for chemical and energy companies, as well as agricultural use cases.

RETEX produces Eco-friendly Building Materials

Founding Year: 2019
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
Industry: Construction
Use this solution for Textile Recycling

Estonian startup RETEX manufactures construction materials from recycled textiles, plastic, and car tire waste. RETEX panel, the startup’s load-bearing panel, is composed of recycled textile fibers and proprietary composite materials and is useful for both internal and external construction. The startup also produces a structural insulated panel with a foam insulating layer between two RETEX panels. It also offers a conglomerate material of textile fiber, plastic, and tire rubber shredded and mixed with glue to form tiles for paving sidewalks, park grounds, schoolyards, and other surfaces. These materials help the construction materials sector improve sustainability.

UnBound Chemicals offers Pharma Waste Processing

Founding Year: 2018
Location: St. John’s, Canada
Industries: Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing
Partner for Manufacturing Waste Management

Canadian startup UnBound Chemicals develops technologies to reprocess pharmaceutical wastes back into reusable raw materials, building blocks, intermediaries, and active ingredients. The startup’s technologies are scalable to meet the requirement of both research and development (R&D) facilities and manufacturing units dealing with pharma products. UnBound Chemical’s proprietary R&D material recovery process retrieves Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) from consumed materials within hours, without harsh solvents. These solutions allow pharmaceutical facilities to reduce material costs and cut down on waste disposal costs.

Discover more Circular Economy Startups

Startups such as the examples highlighted in this report focus on waste-to-energy solutions, zero waste materials, and recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET). While all of these technologies play a major role in advancing the circular economy, they only represent the tip of the iceberg. To explore more circular technologies, simply get in touch and let us look into your areas of interest. For a more general overview, you can download our free Circular Economy Innovation Report to save your time and improve strategic decision-making.

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