GGTA Advanced Materials and ProVerde Labs Put Plant Waste to Work
Often, when you raise and harvest a crop you’re just looking to secure that one part of the plant that makes you money. Whether it’s the flower, the fruit, the leaf, or the root, that part of the plant that gets turned into products high in demand are your moneymaker, and the rest is almost just packaging. Those excess materials typically have no practical use, and it’s not worth your time to look for one, so you arrange to simply dispose of it.
GGTA Advanced Materials is a research venture looking for ways to make use of those plant materials that cultivators and farmers normally regard as throwaway parts. Using our expertise in biotech, we perform experiments in search of ways to take those discarded stems, roots, leaves, etc., and turn them into high-quality polymers, absorbents, thermoplastics, and more.
These raw materials will become the building blocks for producers to use in a wide variety of final products.
In this way, GGTA Advanced Materials will be working to have a positive impact on both the agricultural and manufacturing industries by reducing excess waste and improving our efficient use of resources. This green initiative provides an opportunity for producers to use recycled plant-based materials rather than creating new artificial materials, and at the same time allows for the maximum value to be derived from every plant grown.
Not only that, but our processes and the raw materials we produce from that plant waste are all either carbon neutral or carbon negative, achieving complete recycling without the use of petroleum.
One way that we hope GGTA Advanced Materials’ work will have an especially meaningful impact is in the opportunities it will create for addressing local needs with local industry. Much in the same way that waste material from local manufacturing facilities in the form of scrap metal can be recycled to meet the needs of producers in that area, so too can waste material from local farming and cultivation operations. This way of helping to fulfill local needs can be useful anywhere, but particularly in poor and developing areas.
Of course, we wouldn’t be able to pursue these goals were it not for our invaluable partnership with ProVerde Laboratories. At their research facility in Milford, Massachusetts, they provide us with raw materials to work with, high-tech equipment to assist in conducting our experiments, and expert scientific consultation services to help us analyze our results and plan our next moves.
Together, GGTA Advanced Materials and ProVerde Labs put plant waste to work in creating a sustainable green future.