West Sussex based Nafici Environmental Research produce paper pulp from waste straw.
They are developing a process that will enable them to produce a white paper pulp that can be used for everyday paper. The ambitious company aim to see their innovative process rival the use of hardwood in paper production.
Florence Miremidi Nafici, Founder of NER, said:
“The Green Growth Platform provided us with a consultant to develop our marketing and branding strategy, and they advised on a number of successful grant applications. The funding enabled us to purchase equipment needed to develop our papermaking process, and reach our ambition of a commercially-competitive paper pulp.”
“We’ve also linked with university academics to explore commercial uses for the by-products of our pulp production process. The Platform also helped us with an application for the 2015 Rushlight Environmental Awards, which we won!”
“We would never be where we are without the Green Growth Platform.”