Startup Company

Genecis is an early-stage, organic waste processing company that turns restaurant food waste into PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoates) biodegradable plastic pellets and fertilizer. PHAs are a type of high quality, biodegradable plastics which can be used to replace a number of conventional plastics such as polyethylene and polypropylene.

Members: Luna Yu, Hasitha de Alwis, Colin Gu, Marcos Igreja

Mentors: Lily Jeon, Meghan MacLean, Jeremy Vandermeij

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