Skip to main content

Guillaume PERBEN

Guillaume PERBEN



Having grown up by the Mediterranean Sea, Guillaume has always been an avid sailor, enjoying both competitive sailing and holiday trips with his children and wife on the family sailboat. After studying business administration in Europe, the US and Japan, he joined the Ford Motor Company where he held positions in Sales, Finance, Marketing and Business Development in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific, managing teams globally. He then founded his own consulting firms, first in New Caledonia and then in Switzerland, with a focus on business development and restructuring businesses across a variety of industries, including cleantech and waste management. His passion for sailing, his extensive network in the nautical industry, and his awareness of the lack of a viable solution for recycling the fiberglass hulls of end-of-life sailboats led him to co-found Composite Recycling in 2021

About Composite Recycling:

Composite Recycling has designed a very energy efficient solution to separate the resin from the fibres: the composites are heated without oxygen to prevent combustion. The resin becomes gas and pyrolysis oil, and the fibres are recovered. Part of the gas is used to power the process, so it is autonomous.To avoid transporting bulky waste, Composite Recycling has designed mobile treatment units fitting in a container.The team has designed a post-treatment solution that cleans the fibres, which can be reused to make new composites in an economically viable way.The pyrolysis oil contains valuable components that can be used to create new plastics, and even recycled resin in some cases.