Dr. Mike Biddle is often called the “Garbage Man” for his groundbreaking work in extracting valuable resources from highly complex waste streams around the world. Prior to becoming the Managing Director of Evok Innovations, an entrepreneur-led CleanTech fund that aims to increase the scale, diversity and quality of early-stage clean energy innovations, Dr. Biddle founded MBA Polymers - literally from his garage. He grew MBA to the world’s leading multi-national company recovering plastics from end-of-life durable goods, such as computers, electronics, appliances, automobiles and now household waste. Some of the largest manufacturers in the world use MBA’s plastics to replace virgin plastics in their new products.
Mike worked for several large companies, namely General Electric, Cummins Engine Company and Dow Chemical, before striking out on his own in 1992. Mike received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Louisville, a Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, and an M.S. in Management Science from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business. Dr. Biddle is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Davos Prize at the 2018 World Economic Forum, 2014 World Technology Network Award for the Environment, and 2017 SME Circulars Award.