Bertha Jimenez + Jessica Aguirre, RISE Products

Episode 21 · March 12th, 2018 · 28 mins 2 secs

About this Episode

Bertha Jimenez, with a degree in mechanical engineering and Ph.D in technology management, heard about industrial symbiosis when she was studying fish packaging warehouses. Wanting to understand what happened with the massive amounts of waste, she realized there was a significant difference between the companies who put their waste into the trash and those who upcycled.

Looking for a way to keep the flow going on several industrial processes, Bertha and her team members came across an ingenious idea - take spent grain from microbreweries and turn it into high protein flour. RISE Product's low carb flour has now been made into several products by companies like Runner + Stone, Grain Stand, Lighthouse, Osteria Francescana, and others.

If you’re interested in working with RISE flour or want to learn more about them, you can reach out to or

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We're hosting a screening of WASTED! The Story of Food Waste on April 10th at the Kickstarter HQ in Greenpoint Brooklyn. Get your tickets now. We've extended our listener discount - use TRASHYEB5 for a $5 discount on tickets. Entrance includes food and drink from sustainable companies like Toast Ale, Proud Pour, Ancolie, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine, Nomad Trading Co., RISE Products, Food for All, Eleva Coffee and a take-home eco-goodie bag sponsored by Commit to Green, Bareburger, and Teapigs.

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