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Seattle clean tech startup lands $1.4M for eco-friendly soy-based suds for shampoos, detergents

Lisa Stiffler of GeekWire reports on a Seattle clean tech startup that is producing climate-friendly shampoos.

The C3 Take
  • Sironix has developed a line of surfactants, the chemicals that make shampoos bubly, out of soybeans.
  • The surfactants in most shampoos and body washes are currently made with fossil fuels and can be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, a likely carcinogen.
  • The company, which spun out of the University of Minnesota, is currently working with an unnamed global personal-care manufacturer to further develop its soy-based products.

“The startup also secured third-party certification of its surfactants’ greenhouse gas impacts, which are 45% lower than comparable ingredients — a plus for manufacturers with carbon goals.”

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