Making Biodegradable Plastic The Easy Way, This Woman’s Enterprise Is One Of Its Kind

Published : 16 Nov 2019 4:00 AM GMT
Making Biodegradable Plastic The Easy Way, This Woman’s Enterprise Is One Of Its Kind

NITI Aayog, through its initiative in collaboration with the United Nations, has come forward with the fourth edition of #WTIAwards2019 to recognise the efforts of women entrepreneurs who are challenging conventions and playing a pivotal role in #TransformingIndia. If you are one of those women entrepreneurs disrupting the status quo, get yourself identified by NITI Aayog by clicking here. Last day to register for the #WTIAwards2019 is 17th November 2019.

Ezhil Subbian co-founded String Bio in 2013 with the aim to deliver cost-effective, sustainable solutions for real-world challenges. Based in Bengaluru, String Bio provides a new way of using methane produced from waste or available from natural sources, by converting it into monomers.

These monomers are building blocks to create everyday products, such as biodegradable plastic or polymers for stents and sutures. String Bio has also discovered ways to turn methane into Protein. After spending over a decade in California, USA, working with three startups in the biotech industry, Ezhil moved back to India to set up String Bio.

The biggest risk in this endeavour, she said, was investing personal capital to develop the initial technology. There have been other challenges, but the impact of this initiative is far-reaching. With String Pro, its first product in the market, String Bio has attempted to address the growing gap in protein supply. For its work that has a far-reaching impact towards the creation of a clean and an ecologically sustainable world, String Bio won a tech startup award in Karnataka and on other platforms.

To conclude, if you are one such woman entrepreneur or you know one of such women entrepreneurs playing a significant role in #TransformingIndia through their remarkable enterprises, don’t forget to get their names identified at NITI Aayog’s #WTIAwards2019. Click here!

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