This week’s guest on The WTiN Podcast is Zimri Hinshaw, CEO of Bucha Bio.
Based in New York City (US), Bucha Bio is a biotechnology company that creates materials using bacterial nanocellulose. The company was founded in 2019 and the team plans to use this material to replace animal and plastic leather.
In this podcast, Hinshaw talks about how long it takes to create the company’s biomaterial, how it was inspired by kombucha and how it has the potential to meet or exceed animal leather production.
Hinshaw also describes the material’s properties and he provides his thoughts on biodegradability and what the industry might look like in 10 years. Elsewhere, he says the company is working with extruding businesses to optimise the material and plans to open a pilot production facility by next year.
To find out more about Bucha Bio, visit www.bucha.bio