Rey Banatao, CEO of Connora Technologies and co-founder of Entropy Resins and BluFlame Technology, goes Inside the Founder's Studio to talk about betting bigger from the start.
At our First Pitch: Renewables on May 7th, judges declared Connora Technologies to be “Best in Show”. The win for Connora reflects excitement over very promising technology which will enable manufacturing from composites based on recycled material. To mark the occasion, we spoke to Rey Banatao, CEO of Connora Technologies.
CTC: Rey, Connora Technologies talks about cradle-to-cradle manufacturing. Why is that going to be important?
REY: The simple answer will be cost. We currently deal in the world of composites, where valuable materials like carbon fiber currently are degraded and/or discarded at the end of life, and as manufacturing waste. We believe that is untapped value the industry can take advantage of.