Upcycle

PROJECT’S ID

Location : Marseille, Paris
Creation date : 2011
Founder : Arnaud Ulrich and Grégoire Bleu
Sector : Environment / Waste treatment
Partners : Suez, Paprec, Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, AgroParisTech, Gally Farms, BpiFrance, Ademe, Nature & Decouvertes, l’Oréal, Café Richard.
Prizes won : Quality Artisan Producer (culinary college of France); ESUS accreditation, Young Innovative Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT

At UpCycle, we work for a local return to the land of your organic waste, a key challenge in the fight against climate change and improving food resilience.
We equip and train our customers – restaurants, canteens, communities, supermarkets, and industries – so that they compost their biowaste on-site by means of electromechanical compostors.

FOUNDER

FINANCING NEED

Installation of 7 pilot sites in 2020 with Upcycle electromechanical compostors for a total value of €400,000

KEY FIGURES

  • Funding requirement: €400,000

Other data considered relevant:

  • Turnover = €1.4M
  • Last fundraising = €1.2M

VALUE PROPOSITION

Make the Mediterranean rim an inspiring example by supporting the territories’ stakeholders (private and public).
The challenge is both to respond to regulatory challenges and to propose an innovative and exciting approach to the circular economy.

MEDITERRANEAN DIMENSION

Development on the 7 French departments bordering the Mediterranean. In each territory, a circular economy pilot project on biowaste management to reconnect professionals and citizens with this essential resource for the quality of our soils.

NEXT STEPS

Several on-site composting areas are being rolled out (Monaco, Miramas, Grimaud, Courchevel, Agen, Bordeaux).