Brad LaPray, the founder of BiologiQ, was raised in Idaho. In his youth, Brad spent long hours working in the fields and fell in love with farming. He learned to work hard and developed an appreciation for nature that continues to motivate him today.
After spending twenty years working professionally on the East Coast, Brad returned to Idaho with a renewed passion for the agriculture industry and a newfound interest in bioplastics.
Bioplastics were not a new thing, but in 2010, Brad set out to make them better. In 2011, he launched BiologiQ with the intent of creating a useful plastic from the excess starch created during potato processing, which led to the invention of Eco Starch Resin® (ESR).
Over the next five years (2011-2016), BiologiQ focused on developing their unique Eco Starch Resin® technology so that plastic manufacturers could use their existing equipment to make a wide variety of sustainable plastic products.
In October of 2015, Wada Farms launched the first commercial product containing BiologiQ's ESR when they started selling fresh potatoes in "Tater Made®" bags at Wal-Mart supercenters.
BiologiQ has grown from a simple concept to an industry-leading sustainable bioplastic resin provider.