The beginning of the road
The ECOR technology was first developed in partnership with the United State's Department of Agriculture, as part of a decade long program by the Forest Products Lab, to create a high-performance building material from cellulose waste fiber that was free of any toxic binding agents and offered the potential to substantially increase the types of waste recycled from urban, farm and forest sources.
Apply for First Patents
Applied for and later received first patent for the ECOR technology.
Launch ECOR in Europe
With rapidly growing demand in Europe for solutions that enable closed-loops, zero waste and the circular economy, a subsidiary is launched to service regional customers and to develop ECOR manufacturing facilities that will enable partners to convert their waste into ECOR and produce ECOR-based materials and products.
ECOR Certified Cradle to Cradle
ECOR became C2C certified and was provided an innovation award by the Cradle to Cradle Product Institute.
Commercial Production Begins in Europe
Commercial scale manufacturing and post-production begins at the ECOR Facility in Tavnik, Serbia.
ECOR Launched in Benelux
Recognizing the heart, soul and industrial center for the Circular Economy is based in the Netherlands, a regional subsidiary was launched for the BeNeLux market, led by Cradle to Cradle Pioneer and entrepreneur, Eric Logtens.
Joins the Ellen MacArthur Foundation CE 100
Formally joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's exclusive collaborative network, the CE 100, as an innovation partner to enable circular economy solutions
Announces Global ECOR R&D Facility in Venlo, Netherlands
Plans were announced to develop a Global R&D Facility located in Venlo, Netherlands which would include a Fast Prototyping Lab capable of providing a range waste conversion testing, fiber alloy developments and post-fabrication of circular-economy enabling product designs with regional partners and enterprising designers.