S3E55: Could Biomass Materials Science Create Regenerative Supply Chains?—w/ Wendy Owens, CEO & Founder of Hexas Biomass

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Imagine a biomass substance that reduces our reliance on petroleum and deforestation for physical products. This is the vision of Hexas Biomass, a company that is developing new raw materials from sustainable sources. Their flagship product, XanoFiber, has been bred to possibly be(!) a #carbonnegative fiber that can be used to create a wide range of products, from clothing to building materials.

In this week's episode, Wendy Owens, CEO and Founder of Hexas Biomass, discusses the challenges and opportunities of integrating new raw materials into the existing supply chain. She introduces XanoFiber and its potential to revolutionize the way we produce and consume goods and materials.

Owens highlights the importance of using marginal lands for biomass production, which can help to avoid competition with farming. She also discusses why we still use trees for low-value commodity products, the potential of XanoGrass to outcompete tree farms, the gradual transition to a bioeconomy, and why we need to make use of the trillion dollars worth of manufacturing infrastructure that already exists.

This episode is a must-listen for anyone interested in learning more about the future of sustainable materials—enjoy!

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Wendy’s previous Reversing Climate Change episode: ⁠84: Good Biomass, Bad Biomass: Giant Reed Edition—Wendy Owens of Hexas Biomass⁠

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