The Bioforge could change everything about how we live. Every molecule could be manufactured without emissions or waste. Every building block and material that we touch could be recreated to be sustainable and cost efficient. We could derive energy from sources that aren’t harmful to people and the Earth. Entire cities powered by the Bioforge could be carbon negative.
At Solugen, we have visions to decarbonize the physical world. We’re doing this on the basis of three key components. First: sustainable feedstocks. Harnessing the biological power of enzymes, the Bioforge converts inputs like biomass, carbon dioxide, and recycled materials into valuable products. Second: efficient processes. The Bioforge yields 1 ton of product for 1 ton of feedstock with low heat, low energy, and zero emissions. And third: local supply chains. The modularity of the Bioforge means it can be built and adapted faster, decentralizing manufacturing and minimizing the transport of materials. This creates conditions that are safer for not only humans, but also nature itself.
All of these things contribute to unlocking new frontiers of how we think about manufacturing, chemical plants, and more. What if, instead associating chemical plants with unsafe, toxic conditions, the Bioforge was something that you actually wanted in your backyard? What if the Bioforge’s modular build meant that it could be integrated into your neighborhood, creating a truly circular system? What if Solugen could transform every part of a society to be carbon negative, from the concrete we walk on, to the houses we live in, to the food we eat?
We don’t ask these questions because they are speculations that may never happen; they are rooted in the reality that the Bioforge’s technology will make this possible. And the more molecules we make with the Bioforge, the faster we’ll be able to reverse climate change.
There has been a lot of conversation around what the world will look like in 2050. So much of the narrative revolves around concepts most people can’t even grasp or imagine. So driven by our vision for Solugen, we commissioned 3D artist Baptiste Labat to create renderings of the Bioforge in 2050, and what it will look like for the Bioforge to transform neighborhoods and cities.
Here, people pass through the Bioforge to drop off materials which will be used for our feedstocks and to pick up our created products, while children play nearby.
Surrounding the plant are tanks which house feedstocks and our products.
The Bioforge’s enzyme oxidation reactor has been transformed into a glass column, evoking the play and wonder of bubble columns.
Zooming out, we see the Bioforge integrated into a park.
And from an even further vantage point: the Bioforge is the underground network for a city, with our products being transported to schools, supermarkets, offices, and more.
These visuals show us an exciting future. But at the end of the day, it is only possible because of you. What Solugen does means nothing without the people that our technology will impact. We are decarbonizing the physical world, not just for a select group, but so that all living things can have access to a sustainable future. We have big visions for radical change, but that also starts with small steps today. Join us in building a better tomorrow, so that 2050 looks like the world we all want to see.