National Second prize winner


Biolive produces eco-friendly and antimicrobial bioplastic granules from olive seeds.


Petroleum (oil) based plastics are harmful to human health and the environment. Every year, human beings produce millions of tons of plastic waste which threatens the lives of hundreds of all species especially earth and marine animals. Biolive produce completely natural bioplastic granules stem from olive seeds in order to overcome the problems and fulfill the deficiencies in bioplastic market. It is cost-efficient, biodegradable and non-carcinogenic bioplastics. Biolive creates cost-efficient, biodegradable and non-carcinogenic bioplastics through the use of 500.000 olive seeds, which is the amount of olive waste produced during the oil-extraction process in Turkey on an annual basis. Moreover, Biolive granules are biodegradable, compostable, recyclable and 90% more cost-effective than existing bioplastics because of utilizing waste of olive oil companies.

Quick facts

  • 2019 Participant
    Year of participation
  • Circular Economy
  • Turkey
  • € 250k
  • 10
  • 12

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  • Duygu YILMAZ CEO & Co-Founder Ahmet Fatih AYAS CTO & Co-Founder Mehmet Emin OZ CFO & Co-Founder Nida ICYER Assistant Manager Seckin ARIKAN Business Development Anil Kartal R&D Manager

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