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Blue Marble Biomaterials

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Invest in Biotech Innovation!Blue Marble Biomaterials Offers Equity Shares to the Public

Blue Marble, the first zero-waste chemical biorefinery in the United States and a pioneer in the industry, is now offering equity shares to the public through an SEC-qualified Regulation A+ offering.

What does that mean to you?

It means you can actually own part of our company. When we win, you win.

How can you get involved?

It’s easy. Just click “Invest Now,” fill out the information on our secure form, and choose your payment method. Soon, you’ll receive your shares and you’ll be part of the team! Investors of all levels can participate—from those who are experienced to everyday consumers.

With our proprietary technologies, we believe we are poised to take the $3.2 trillion global chemical industry by storm. For a short time, we are offering you an opportunity to join us in this exciting undertaking.

Ninety-five percent of the manufactured goods we use every day contain ingredients produced from crude oil. We believe we are at the cutting edge of the movement to replace those petrochemicals with all natural biochemicals derived from "biomass waste," the plant-based leftovers from the production of food, beverages, and agricultural products. We can take one ton of grape pulp from partners like Welch's and turn it into $15,000 worth of environmentally friendly biochemicals. A ton of tomato pulp becomes $28,000 worth of our biochemicals. We can do the same with coffee grounds, apple cores, and more.

Consumer demand for natural alternatives is growing and manufacturers are eager to capitalize on the growing market.

Invest now and get involved in the next evolution of biochemicals.

"I'm proud to say that this is a situation where everyone wins," says Blue Marble Co-CEO Colby Underwood. “With the participation of our investors, consumers have more access to natural and non-GMO products, our partners benefit from converting cost centers to revenue streams, and Blue Marble and our investors reap the rewards of what we believe is a remarkably potent business model."

Opening Goal:$1.5 M Share Price:$1.25 Minimum Investment:$300

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More About Blue Marble Biomaterials

Blue Marble Biomaterials is a specialty chemical manufacturer and technology provider that replicates processes found in nature to convert organic waste into natural, non-GMO chemicals. These chemicals replace the ever-present petroleum-based chemicals found in nearly every manufactured product around the world.

From the food we feed our children to the personal-care products we apply to our bodies, most of us don’t know that 95% of manufactured goods we use contain ingredients produced from crude oil.

Why does it matter? Because these petrochemicals are bad for us and bad for the environment. A good example is mineral oil. Traces of crude oil are present in some mineral oil that is added to pasta, grains, and many other products we use. Untreated and lightly treated mineral oil is already classified as human carcinogens and concerns are mounting when it comes to the oil that makes it into everyday products. Until recently, petrochemicals have been the primary option for manufacturers of the products we need as humans and demand as consumers.

Our proprietary technologies provide a more environmentally friendly and natural alternative.

Our Team

Our Team

Seven years ago, Blue Marble set out to use organic material that was going to waste to produce alternatives to petroleum-based chemicals. We’ve proven it can be done and now we look forward to expanding our reach and impact.

Colby Underwood

Co-Chief Executive Officer / Chief Business Officer

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James Stephens

Co-Chief Executive Officer / Chief Science Officer

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Wayne Rebich

Chief Financial Officer

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Blue Marble Biomaterials 5840 Expressway Missoula, MT 59808

FAQs

Does Blue Marble make end products?

No. We don’t produce the end products, we create the ingredients that manufacturers need to make products. We provide renewable and natural replacements for the petrochemicals they usually purchase.

Will manufacturers actually make the switch?

We believe they will. By using biomass (organic materials) that would otherwise go to waste, Blue Marble is able to provide non-GMO natural ingredients at a relatively low cost, making "natural" an enticing and viable option for manufacturers interested in growing their share of or entering into the eco-friendly marketplace. Indeed, some manufacturers are already making the switch by purchasing Blue Marble products (Blue Marble currently sells a limited number of products.).

What is the Blue Marble process?

The solution lies in biological and chemical processes that have already been tested by mother nature over thousands of years. Our patented process utilizes by-product plant material in conjunction with managed ecosytems of bacteria to produce complex chemical compounds. These compounds are refined using green chemical processes. The side streams come from food and beverage manufacturers as well as the agricultural and forestry industries. Check out the process infographic below or visit bluemarblebio.com to learn more.

Are Blue Marble biochemicals genetically modified?

No. Our ingredients are derived only from nature.

What kind of ingredients does Blue Marble develop?

Our offerings include natural colors, aroma chemicals, flavor ingredients, vitamins, and more.

What replaces crude oil in your natural biochemicals?

Unlike petroleum chemical manufacturers, we use only natural, plant-based materials, such as spent coffee and tea, and tomato and grape pomace (what’s left after pressing for juice) that would otherwise be discarded, as the starting material for our natural chemicals.

How do manufacturers know what is in the biochemicals you supply?

In some cases, by partnering with Blue Marble, manufacturers have the ability to choose the organic material they want to use for their products, which results in unparalleled traceability of the ingredients in our products. In cases where choice of source biomass is not an option, we are committed to process transparency.

What is the outlook for Blue Marble?

The demand for natural alternatives continues to grow, and our proprietary technologies already allow us to create a variety of specialty biochemicals for immediate use. As an industry pioneer, we regularly test new pathways to give manufacturers more and more options for natural replacements in their products. The combined global market for flavor, fragrance, and personal-care ingredients is about $60 billion USD per year as of 2015, and is expected to grow by almost 20% in the next five years. Source: Zion Market Research, Statista, Markets and Markets.

So many companies claim their products are “natural” and “organic,” yet the definitions seem to vary. How do I know your products are what they claim to be?

Blue Marble uses natural, non-GMO ecosystems of microbes to produce compounds from naturally derived feedstocks. We follow the legal U.S. and European Union guidelines for natural flavors, which fall under U.S. Code of Federal Regulations Title 21 Section 101.22 and European Code Article 3(2)(k) of Regulation (EC) No.1334/2008. We are currently working toward a “certified organic” label.

You say that 95% of manufactured products contain petrochemicals. That seems incredibly high. How this is possible?

Consumers generally associate petroleum with fuel and motor oil. However, petroleum (or crude oil) is the building block of an amazing number of everyday products. To get from crude oil to consumer products, the crude oil is refined through distillation and/or cracking. “Cracking” is the process of breaking down oil molecules into more valuable components. These products are the building blocks of chemicals that are used to make plastics, clothing, food flavors, and cosmetics. Examples include synthetic fibers like acrylic, nylon, and polyester, which are in an array of products.

In addition to the bacon flavoring can you give me other examples of the ingredients your produce?

We currently offer carboxylic acids, esters, sulfur compounds, extracts and several novel compounds, all of which are destined for the flavor, fragrance, and personal-care markets. Some examples of chemicals we have delivered include a mercaptan flavoring ingredient found in a popular soft drink line and a Western Red Cedar oil extract for use in a personal care product. Beyond these products, Blue Marble is also known for its creativity and innovation. If a customer is looking for a specialty biochemical, there is a likely chance we can develop a pathway to manufacture it. Please visit our products page at https://bluemarblebio.com/products to learn more about our products.

What industries does Blue Marble currently target or plan to target in the future?

Blue Marble primarily targets the flavor, fragrance, and personal-care markets. We are also working to expand into natural colors, polymers, and solvents, which have practical applications such as replacing synthetic dyes in food and providing alternatives to crude-oil-derived home products such as insulation and cushions for furniture.

Are there any steps I can take, as a consumer, to avoid ingesting petrochemicals or putting them on my body?

Reading labels and researching ingredients is the best way to avoid petrochemicals in your food and personal-care products. We recommend educating yourself on which common food and personal-care ingredients are derived from petroleum sources and the alternative names for those compounds. Below is a short list of ingredients made from crude oil. Third-party certification groups for “natural” and “organic” are good sources for this, as well. The most important thing a consumer can do is to communicate with brands and companies they favor and request natural, sustainable and non-petroleum products and ingredients.

Ingredients made from petroleum:

Benzoates, Benzoyl peroxide, BHA and BHT, Hydroquinone, Sodium lauryl sulfate, PEG, Polyethylene, Polyethylene glycol, Polyoxyethylene, Methanol, Propanol, Phenol carbolic acid, Phthalates, Octyl stearate, Phenylmethane, Methylbenzene

What does Blue Marble plan to do with the funds raised through its Regulation A+ offering?

The funds raised in this offering will be used to expand our manufacturing capabilities, create new natural products, and invest in new infrastructure and staff. Additional details can be found in the Use of Proceeds section of the Offering Circular.

Can you give me some insights into the management team?

Our executive team has significant experience in fund development, product development, and financial management. Our chief science officer has worked in the food safety and pharmaceutical research fields for many years and has developed products—from inception to sales—with Fortune 500 companies such as Cargill, Costco, Safeway, and Tyson Foods. Our chief business officer has deep experience developing partnerships and producing and executing on business development and fundraising strategies for start-up and young companies. Finally, our chief financial officer brings 25 years of experience in finance, accounting, and operations expertise for entrepreneurial, growing, and publicly held companies.

What is Regulation A+?

Regulation A+ is an opportunity for startup and small businesses to raise funds. More details can be found here.

Who can invest in a Regulation A+ offering?

This offering will be available to anyone. Most investors are limited, however, to no more than 10% of their annual income or net worth (excluding home values). Accredited investors have no limit on the size of their investment.

Is this crowdfunding? How is it any different from Kickstarter?

Regulation A+ is a specialized type of equity crowdfunding. However, it’s much different from Kickstarter. With Kickstarters, people are contributing money to fund creative or pre-order products without ownership benefits. Regulation A+ investors receive equity (shares) in our company.

Who is Manhattan Street Capital?

Manhattan Street Capital is acting as Blue Marble’s fundraising platform. Manhattan Street Capital specializes in Regulation A+ offerings. See the FAQ and Blog to learn more.

Is there an investment amount minimum?

The minimum investment is $300 USD.

Will the share price increase?

There is no way to know what will happen to the share price. You should only invest money that you can afford to lose.

How will I know what is going on with the offering as it progresses?

We will post updates on this website and will periodically send you emails when interesting developments happen.

Who can I contact for more information?

Please post comments here on this page and the Blue Marble team will reply to you. You can also send emails to Blue Marble by clicking on the contact button. See more here.

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