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Origin Materials wins 2022 Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition award

October 6, 2022
By Origin Materials

Origin Materials, Inc. announced it has won the 2022 Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition (AFCC) Global Biobased Economy Performance Award for its outstanding performance and achievements in the commercialization and scale-up of its patented technology platform.

The award recognizes Origin’s platform technology for turning the carbon found in sustainable wood residues into useful carbon-negative materials for a wide range of end products, including clothing, textiles, plastics, packaging, car parts, tires, carpeting, and toys.

Sponsored by the Industrial Biotechnology Journal, the official journal of AFCC, the award is given annually to recognize companies that are advancing science and contributing to the production and commercialization of industrial biotechnology products.

“We are honoured to receive the 2022 Global Biobased Economy Performance Award for delivering sustainable innovation to the materials supply chain with our patented, breakthrough platform technology for producing recyclable and sustainable carbon-negative materials across a diverse range of end products and markets,” said Origin Materials co-founder and co-CEO John Bissell. “Our team is hard at work scaling this technology globally, including developing our first commercial-scale and world-scale manufacturing facilities. We are grateful for AFCC’s recognition of our efforts, and we look forward to helping our customers make ‘net zero’ possible and achieve their decarbonization goals.”


“Congratulations to Origin for their stellar performance and achievements in advancing science and in enabling a transformation from a petroleum-based economy to a biobased economy,” said AFCC Executive Vice President, Dr. Rina Singh, PhD. “Origin has advanced the biobased economy by developing innovative carbon-negative biomaterials and processes that are sustainable and environmentally friendly, making our planet a cleaner and safer place to live in.”

Mr. Bissell will speak at the 2022 AFCC Global Biobased Economy Conference in-person on Tuesday, November 8th, in Washington, D.C. to receive the award and discuss the company’s carbon-negative technology platform.

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