The people who make a difference

Polyhydroxyalkanoates  (PHAs) are polyesters produced in nature by microorganisms like bacteria.  For bacteria, PHAs serve as both a source of energy and as a carbon store. These plastics used on their own are incredibly biodegradable. When combined with the normal “live-forever” plastics derived from fossil-fuels, PHAs also makes the new co-polymer more degradable. The biggest obstacle to the wide-spread adoption of PHAs is cost. Luna and her brilliant Genecis team have created a revolutionary technology that significantly reduces this barrier: By using special recipes of highly efficient bacteria, the cost of production is reduced by over 40%.  Now scaling up!

The Clean50 Individual awards are selected from 16 diverse categories that transcend industries, academia, different levels of government, thought leaders and advocates, and are based on accomplishments delivered over the prior two years.

Clean50
2019

Miranda Fuller

Oxford Community Energy Cooperative
Renewable Energy
Clean50
2019

Nadine Gudz

Interface Inc.
Education & Thought Leadership
Clean50
2019

Gord Hicks

BGIS
Building: Design, Development & Management
Clean50
2019

Patrick Kiely

Island Water Technologies Inc.
Clean Technology
Clean50
2019

Karen Lockridge

Mercer (Canada) Limited
Financial & Services Organizations
Clean50
2019

Bruce Manwaring

Enbridge Gas Distribution
Traditional Energy & Generation
Clean50
2019

Peter McArthur

Royal Bank of Canada
Angels: Investors & Eco System Support
Clean50
2019

Liz McHardy

Lura Consulting
Consultants & Enablers
Clean50
2019

Grace Quan

Hydrogen In Motion Inc. (H2M)
Research & Development
Clean50
2019

Dave Ramslie

Concert Properties
Building: Design, Development & Management