Lingrove, a designer and manufacturer of biomaterials produced from renewable plants, has opened a new 14,181 sq ft green manufacturing plant in San Rafael, California to expand its production capabilities in a sustainable manner.
The new facility is nearly double the size of Lingrove’s existing facilities, and it will be dedicated to producing products made of renewable flax fibers that can replace wood, plastics, and laminates for interior applications. Lingrove predicts it will be able to sequester 1.4 tons of carbon dioxide for every ton of fiber it produces.
"Demand for reinventing interiors with truly sustainable, clean-air, non-carcinogenic biomaterials is off the charts. We're excited to scale production to meet that need and happy that we'll bring jobs to the Northern California economy,” said Joe Luttwak, Lingrove CEO.
Lingrove has invested more than $1 million in assets to create its new facility, and the company is being backed by companies such as Mayfield, SeaX Ventures, and Diamond Edge Ventures, a venture arm of Mitsubishi Chemical Group.