It started in 2003 with a question:
what if we could use the technology in nature
to turn greenhouse gas into high-value materials?
For the next 10 years,
we worked to answer that question.
Our first objective:
make it scalable.
Early on, we discovered that microorganisms from the ocean use air and greenhouse gas to make a material every day called PHB:
a meltable energy storage material that can be used to replace things like plastic and leather.
The problem was: the technology did not yet exist to make this process viable on land.