ChainCraft was founded in 2010 as a direct result of ETE’s discovery of a microbiological process where organic waste is converted into valuable chemical building blocks like fatty acids (ETE newsletter spring 2016). These compounds have several applications, like anti-microbial agents in animal feed as, but also as essential components for the chemical industry producing oils, paint, glue, and coatings. Many fatty acids originate from fossil oil or palm oil. Especially palm oil production takes a heavy toll on pristine tropical rainforests, that are cleared to make room for palm plantations. Chaincraft’s step to scale the production of these valuable compounds from organic waste is an important step to a growing supply of sustainable fatty acids.