About Us

Our Mission Is To Improve Billions Of Lives Through Sustainable Bioinnovation

Founded as Cellulosic Technologies (now BIOWEG) in 2019 in Germany, we are a purpose-driven organization powered by conscious ChemDesign. We match Bioinnovation to business problems. We explore and combine biotechnology, material science and molecular simulations learning to create and sell advanced sustainable and bio-based high-performance ingredients.

Our ingredients are 100% animal- and GMO-free, globally scalable, and sustainably produced without using any harsh chemicals. We work with results-oriented, forward-thinking companies and consumer brands with global scale in the beauty, nutraceuticals, and food/beverage sectors who desire highly-differentiated, 100% animal-free and sustainable, science-based ingredient technologies.


Dr. Prateek Mahalwar

CEO & Founder

Srinivas Karuturi

COO & Founder

Akinwale Oyeleke

Finance & Controlling

Beatriz Soares

Finance & Controlling

Aleksandra Mincheva

Marketing & PR

Dr. Salvatore La China

Strain Engineering

Biswatosh Pati

Bioprocess & Scale-up

Dr. Kácris Matos

R&D Formulations

Saikiran Dosetty

R&D Formulations

Renuka Nagarnaik

R&D Formulations

Filipa Pedro

R&D Fermentation

Diogo Ferreira

R&D Fermentation

Paras Gaba

R&D Fermentation

Catalina Peralta

Intern LCA

Maelle Trouillot

Intern R&D Formulations

Audrey Pranowo

Intern R&D Formulations​

Our Advisors

Markus Baum

Dr.-Ing. Frank Jenner

Awards and Accelerators

Since the very beginning of our journey, we have been awarded and recognized by some of the leading accelerator programs and competitions within the industry