News | Spotlight on October's Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Programme winner, Haidin Rashid, founder of Materialize.X
16 December 2016
Haidin Rashid won a Shell LiveWIRE Smarter Future Award in October 2016 for his business, Materialize.X.
Materialize.X takes low grade, low value biomass and turns it into something valuable. Materialize.X has developed a cheap, organic and sustainable binding formula that creates a tough yet temporary biomaterial that can be used for a variety of different applications. Bi-Organic is a new bio-composite, a material developed using the leftover plant matter from algae bio-farms from bio-fuels, cosmetics and food industries. When the oil is extracted from algae to produce energy, biomass is left behind; at the moment, the only uses are for animal feed and mariculture. The business’ first application with this material is low cost and biodegradable road and flooring for short events such as festivals and exhibitions where affordable infrastructure is required for a short time.
Haidin Rashid of Materialize.X
You can watch Materialize.X's elevator pitch video again here.