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Imitating nature with bioluminescence to jump-start the bio-economy

September 2020
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Glowee by Glowee implemented by City of Rambouillet in Rambouillet (France) in 2022

The technology enables 98+% less co2 emissions in the production phase & 40% less electricity use


Imitating nature with bioluminescence to jump-start the bio-economy

  • World Alliance Member
  • Featured Solution
  • Labelled Solution
Label Date September 7, 2020
By Glowee
From France
Maturity stage TRL 6 - Prototype testing 1:1 in lab

Fireflies, glow-worms, and more than 80% of marine organisms (jellyfish, plankton, fish, squids, krill) are able to produce this biological light without needing the Sun. Glowee has decided to imitate what nature does best and use these super-powers to develop biological lighting and thus jump-start the bio-economy. For 5 years, Glowee’s pluridisciplinar team (biologist, designer, business and finance) has been working to create a living system producing continuous bioluminescence in order to integrate in urban lighting a better product-usage fit, reduce environmental impact, improve well-being and offer new creative possibilities.

The Environmental Benefits

  • 98,9% less CO2 emission in the production phase
  • 40% less electricity in the use phase inducing operational savings
  • 95% less water used over the entire life cycle
  • 100% organic and biodegradable waste
  • Avoids the use of limited resources and the pollution generated by its extraction and distribution

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Glowee is an environmental biotech company using the super-powers of nature to produce light, called bioluminescence, to reduce the environmental impact of lighting and revolutionize the way we produce, consume and enlighten.

Headquarters 91000 Évry-Courcouronnes, France
Type Startup or self-employed
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