Celium® BioFabricated Leather

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May 2020
Headquarters Escuela Médico Militar #129 Int.7, Col. Las Reynas, C.P 36660, Irapuato, Guanajuato, México

Celium® BioFabricated Leather - BioFabricated Leather with consumer product applications, animal-free, plastic-free.

Polybion® is brewing leather from agroindustrial waste in Guanajuato, one of Mexico's most important industrial corridors. This leather is called Celium® Mango Leather. It is a unique material displaying both the performance and sensuality of animal leather while being neither animal nor plastic-based.

The leather and cattle industry together slaughter more than 1 billion animals per year and are responsible for more than 18% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Not only is animal leather a highly polluting material, but it takes 14,000 litres of water to produce 1 kilogram of usable leather. In the context of water scarcity and climate change, Polybiol addresses these issues by producing Celium® Mango Leather: a sustainable bio-fabricated leather. Offering many consumer applications, Celium® is grown with recombinant bacteria and sugar-rich organic waste. It can be tanned, dyed, embossed, and formed using the same processes as animal leather, allowing the leather industry to conveniently reduce its impact on the environment.

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Key features

  • Use only 5% of the water used to produce conventional leather
  • Uses only 10% of the energy used to produce conventional leather
  • No deforestation related to the production of leather


  • Can drive positive consumer behaviours and sales in the long run

Company Profile

Maturity Stage

  • Medium and large scale commercialization
  • Small scale commercialization
  • Initial market commercialization
  • Prototype testing in the real world
  • Prototype testing 1:1 in the lab

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Activity Region

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North america

United States, Mexico,

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