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Biorenewable Plastics Designed for the
Circular Economy

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Our Mission

Our mission at Cyklos Materials is to create a future generation of plastics from biorenewable feedstocks that are infinitely recyclable with low carbon intensity and industry-leading efficiency. We work with brands to deliver sustainable circularity to their products in stride with premium performance for their customers.

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Our Technology

We bring together innovations in synthetic biology, polymer chemistry, and informatics to create bio-based plastics that are infinitely recyclable. Cyklos' proprietary PDK materials offer a range of useful properties in elastomers, rubbers, and flexible foams. We engineer microbes to produce the molecular building blocks for our PDK materials, enhancing their performance relative to polyurethanes that remain difficult to recycle. At end of life, we recycle PDK products using a low-energy, low-carbon process to recover 100% of the biorenewable content for reuse in circular manufacturing.

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Our Team


Anandkumar (Andy) Kannurpatti, PhD & MBA

Co-Founder & CEO

Andy Kannurpatti is passionate about creating impact through innovation to deliver sustainable value. Dedicated to bringing circular plastics to a range of industries, Andy is focused on partnering with customers and suppliers, building strong, engaged teams and driving the sustainability mission. Previously, as Global Business Director / General Manager at DuPont, he owned P&L and led profitable sales growth and capacity expansion of an electronics materials business which served consumer electronics, high performance computing, automotive, aerospace, defense and other specialty markets. Andy holds a B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering from IIT Madras, a Ph.D. In Chemical Engineering from the Univesity of Colorado at Boulder and an M.B.A. with a concentration in Marketing from Drexel Univeristy.


Brett Helms, PhD


Brett Helms invented PDK plastics. His award-winning innovations in PDK circularity have been featured in print, radio, television, on the web. Dr. Helms is also a co-founder of Sepion Technologies, a Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (2007), a Kavli Fellow (2019), and co-inventor on >30 patents on performance polymers. He is deeply committed to solving problems in energy and sustainability through the development of better materials and lower-carbon manufacturing processes.


Jay Keasling, PhD


Jay Keasling is the co-founder of Amyris, LS9 (now part of Genomatica), Lygos, Demetrix, Maple Bio, Napigen, Apertor Pharma, and Zero Acre Farms. He is an expert in engineering metabolic pathways, including those that produce PDK monomers. He holds the Philomathia Chair in Alternative Energy in the Departments of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering and of Bioengineering at UCB, a Senior Faculty Scientist at LBNL, and Chief Executive Officer of the Joint BioEnergy Institute. He is an inventor on >65 patents, is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Inventors, and American Academy of Arts & Sciences.


Corinne Scown, PhD


Corinne Scown is a Staff Scientist and Deputy Division Director at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, leader of sustainability research at UC Berkeley’s Energy & Biosciences Institute, and the founder and leader of the Life-Cycle, Economics, and Agronomy Division at the Joint BioEnergy Institute. She is an expert in life-cycle assessment and technoeconomic analysis, and has conducted detailed modeling of PDK circularity and profitability in target markets. She leads a multi-million dollar annual portfolio of projects on bioenergy/bioproducts and plastics recycling for the U.S. Department of Energy.

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