5 Minutes With… Dhivya Puri, senior technical lead at Fiberight.

Fiberight is a UK- and US-based small and medium-sized enterprise that’s developed technology to recover value from municipal solid waste (MSW), rescuing it from landfill and incineration. The company also recovers traditional recyclables like rigid plastics, metals and glass and two organics streams: paper waste and food waste to put it to better use. The food waste is solubilised and processed through anaerobic digestion to produce energy and clean water, while the paper is broken down to sugars via enzyme hydrolysis – sugars that can then be used to make bio-fuels and bio-chemicals.

The senior technical lead from Fiberight, Dhivya Puri, joins Bio-Based World News for the latest 5 Minutes With… ahead of the company building its first commercial plant that’s due to become operational by around January 2019. In the interview Dhivya gives fascinating insights on how she made the move from the lecture hall to the office, the opportunities facing the bio-based industry as she sees them and why this industry can sometimes be a little messy.


Fiberight at the Rushlight Show


Fiberight will be presenting and exhibiting at this year's Rushlight Show, to be held on 25th January 2018 at the Royal Geographical Society in London.  The event brings together clean tech developers and sustainable solution providers, with investors and financiers.  The show expects to attract over 500 clean tech CEOs and entrepreneurs, investors, financiers, advisers, corporate customers and others in the sector.

Nick Thompson, Fiberight's Managing Director, will be presenting as part of the Cleantech Conference Innovation Showcase, with 40 companies presenting their cutting edge technologies.  Dr Dhivya Puri, Senior Technical Lead R&D for Fiberight, will speak as part of the Resourceful Conference, which focuses on innovations and the key issues in rolling out the circular economy.

For further information and to register for the event visit the Rushlight Show website.

Fiberight wins place at Innovate 2017

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Fiberight wins place at UK’s leading innovation show

Fiberight has won a place in an exhibition of the most game-changing innovations from businesses across the country at the UK’s leading innovation show in November.

Fiberight was one of 100 companies nationwide to be selected to exhibit its innovation to over 2,500 businesses at Innovate 2017 on November 8th and 9th at the NEC, Birmingham.

Fiberight has developed a novel process to recover added value products from mixed residual waste. This innovative technology simultaneously addresses the challenges of managing residual waste and generating a stable supply of sustainable, competitively priced raw materials for manufacturing and industrial applications.

Nick Thompson, Fiberight’s Managing Director said: “Fiberight is excited to have been chosen as one of just 100 companies to showcase its innovation at Innovate 2017. Fiberight offers a truly circular economy solution at a time where recycling rates are plateauing, and consumers and governments are calling for more sustainable products to be manufactured.”

The annual innovation showcase organised by Innovate UK brings the brightest and boldest UK innovators together to inspire businesses, individuals and government to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

Innovate UK Chief Executive, Dr Ruth McKernan said: “Innovate 2017 will be an ideal platform for Fiberight to showcase their game-changing innovation to national and international businesses and investors. I congratulate Fiberight on their success in winning a place, they are an excellent example of the strength of UK innovation.”

For more information and ticket information, please visit the INNOVATE 2017 website.