Team:UC Davis E/Business Model


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Business Model

The life cycle of plastic materials and products is shown above.

There are certain markers that indicate stability and projected growth of AmberCycles propagation, which we have listed out below. It is with the intent to map out future plans that we have developed milestones to give those interested in products and processes of AmberCycle an idea of the direction we aim to take in the development and utilization of bioindustrial practices.

Goal 1: Continue the development of bioindustrial enzyme, strive to reach 10-20 grams/kg hr.

Goal 2: Develop infrastructure for the up-scaling of degradation to an industrial level. In order to be competitive, AmberCycle must produce 100 lb PTA/day.

Goal 3: Expand customer base to improve product marketability, contract with waste management NGO or municipal organizations for the expansion of environmentally friendly waste management techniques.

Goal 4: Further improve process design and efficiency. Collection of PET, mechanical separation, and biomass effectiveness exemplify variables that can be improved with investment into research and development.

Goal 5: Expand product and technology base, possibly to develop means to recycle and remove other classes of plastic polymers through organic approaches to degradation and reutilization of component chemicals.