INAM is a global network of companies and research institutes in the field of Advanced Materials. Their mission is to support innovative ideas, products and processes in the field of Advanced Materials with the aim to accelerate the global market entry of technology innovations by providing access to infrastructure and collaboration between corporates, startups and research institutions.
INAM met AC Biode through their partners at CROSSBIE (https://crossbie.com/) who are trying the bridge the gap between Japan and Berlin by working with companies and government organizations to create successful open innovation businesses together with the world’s best startups.
AC Biode is receiving accolades for 2 different technologies. First, they aim to solve the world’s plastic waste problem with their catalysts which carbonize organic waste mixed with plastic on-site and reduce greenhouse gas emission by 50%. Capitalizing on the team’s 60 years of experience and 5 years of research, AC Biode has two types of catalysts that will take chemical recycling to the next level:
- “Kasumi” is used to carbonize a mixture of food waste (90% or more) and plastic waste (up to 10%) on-site at a lower temperature than other catalysts. They have already commercialized this catalyst and sold to a food company in Japan.
- “Plastalyst” is used to decompose plastics quite efficiently on-site from polymer to monomer. Plastalyst is still in the R&D phase.
AC Biode’s second technological innovation aims to develop the world’s first standalone AC (Alternating Current) Li-ion batteries, instead of DC (Direct Current). Applications are for mobility and energy storage. In 2021, AC Biode will pilot with industrial drones and progress further. They received investment from KIC InnoEnergy of EIT, a body of the EU, and a public grant in Japan to accelerate their R&D.
At the beginning of 2020, AC Biode took part in AdMaCamp, INAM’s Advanced Materials Online Bootcamp. A one week program that helped accelerate technologies and businesses of 10 innovative materials science startups.
“It is not easy to find such a fantastic group, focusing on our specific areas: advanced materials, and I really like Germany and loved the community I learned about during the AdMaCamp,” said Tadashi Kubo, Co-Founder & CEO of AC Biode.
At this point in time, AC Biode is looking for potential clients or local partners for the catalysts in Europe and also potential technology collaborators on their AC battery system. If you would like to collaborate with AC Biode or learn more about this innovative startup, visit www.acbiode.com
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INAM, the Innovation Network for Advanced Materials, is a global network of companies and research institutes in the field of Advanced Materials that helps find solutions for the material challenges of the future. INAM’s goal is to enable the right connections and make technological innovations become reality by working closely with startups, SMEs, corporations and research institutes to start, grow and transform the development of Advanced Materials.
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