UC San Diego, next-gen leather, alternative leather.
Center for Renewable Materials of UC San Diego
Material Name: 

n/a

Biomimicry: 

Leather

Main Input: 

Microbe-derived

Founded: 

2020

HQ: 

United States

TRL: 

2

Founder(s): 

Anastasia Bachykala, Michael Burkart, Luca Bonanomi, Naser Pourahmady.

Website: 
About the Company

The Renewable Materials Center of UC San Diego was developed for teams of biologists, chemists, structural engineers, and industrial designers to engage in transdisciplinary study to build the future of sustainable materials.

Material

A team of experts at UC San Diego Center for Renewable Materials has developed algae-derived fully biodegradable coatings that can be applied to the SCOBY to produce next-gen leather.

Technology

Information is forthcoming.

Applications

Fashion, accessories.

Selected Brand Partnerships

None currently known.

SCOBY and algae-derived leather developed in the Center of Renewable Materials of UC San Diego.

SCOBY and algae-derived leather developed in the Center of Renewable Materials of UC San Diego.

SCOBY and algae-derived leather developed in the Center of Renewable Materials of UC San Diego.

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