What if we could eliminate the waste problem forever?
That's our objective.
What Grycle is
Grycle is a machine that transforms undifferentiated waste into flakes of raw materials, that are automatically separated for reuse in industrial transformation processes, to reduce the volume of waste by more than 90%.
This is possible thanks to an artificial intelligence module that enables Grycle to gradually learn to recognize new materials and avoid manual separation.
What Grycle wants to change?
2 billion: tonnes of unsorted waste produced globally each year
70%: expected increase in global waste production by 2050
33%: municipal solid waste generated today that is not treated
10%: costs in municipal budgets to treat waste
1,6 billion: tonnes of CO2 yearly produced just to inefficiently treat undifferentiated waste
Every year we produce 1.6 billion tons of CO2 only to process urban solid waste.
One fifth of our global emissions.
Grycle is a concrete, feasible and sustainable response to the increasingly widespread and conscious need for urgent action on the environmental impact of our economic development.
Grycle's mission is to enable us to reuse 100% of what we consume, for domestic and industrial purposes.
Grycle's patent is solid and defines a unique project. We are the first to miniaturize the established industrial processes and bring them upstream of the chain, with the aim of drastically reducing the environmental impact of waste treatment.
Grycle enables the automatic conversion of waste into immediately reusable secondary raw materials: the potental is that we will be capable to transform waste into economic value.
20161st and 2nd prototypes (bootstrap)
Filed ITA request for patent
Collaboration with Corner Stones (funded, early stage)
2018Got Italian patent
Extra Capital from Corner Stones
2019Patent in PCT phase
Scout of industrial partners for vertical projects
2020Funded through a Crowdfunding campaign
Got international extension of patent (42 countries)
Filed second ITA patent
Technological pivot to high throughput, industrial scale
Creation of quality and test laboratory
Scout of new spectrometric technology