The story of bioextraction

Bioextrax was founded in 2014 based on a research from Lund University, Sweden. With the vision to create completely bio-based and chemical-free production processes that do not harm the environment,  we are consistently working to develop our applications in several areas.

Bioextrax’s technology to produce high-quality PHA from bio-based sources at a lower cost will enable us to replace fossil-based plastics on a grand scale.

Leif Nilsson

Chairman of the Swedish Plastics Industry Association // Bioextrax’s Board member

The Management Team


Mohammad H.A. Ibrahim

Chief Technology Officer/

Board Member

Mohammad has more than 20 years of research experience in microbial production of polymers, enzymes, and chemicals. He holds a Ph.D in Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology from Munster University, Germany and has done post doctoral research at Lund University, University of Hawaii, and Rensselare Polytechnic Institute. He founded Bioextrax in 2014.


Edvard Hall

Chief Executive Officer

Edvard has a background as an entrepreneur, lawyer, and investor with a track-record in building, running, and developing innovative companies in the sustainability field. He studied his Masters of Laws and B.Sc Business Administration at Lund University, Sweden. He also holds a master degree in Political Economy from the London School of Economics, UK. 

Emil Bendroth

Emil Bendroth

Chief Financial Officer

Emil has more than 20 years of solid experience in accounting, budgeting, business controlling, reporting, regulatory items, and driving change projects in SME companies. In several companies Emil has held the position as the CFO, with strong ties to business activities and Investor Relations. The list of companies that Emil has worked for includes Prisjakt, ProstaLund (publ.), ArjoHuntleigh (part of Getinge), Biomain, and Doro (publ.).

Richard Tooby

Richard Tooby

Head of Marketing & Sales

Richard has over 20 years of experience in different business and managerial roles, ranging from senior consultant at Bain & Company to different Vice President positions at Perstorp Specialty Chemicals. he was a co-founder and responsible for M&S and Supply Chain at specialty chemicals company Nexam Chemical (publ.) which went public via an IPO in 2013. 

Our Board Members

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Per Hökfelt

Chairman of the Board

Per is currently the head of Sustainability and QEHS at the global plastic company, Diab. His professional career includes 20+ years of experience in chemicals, electronics, and plastic industries in a global environment. 

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Rajni Hatti-Kaul

Board member and co-founder

Rajni earned her Ph.D in Biochemistry in 1984 and is currently a professor in Biotechnology at Lund University since 2004. Her research is focused on developing sustainable processes based on industrial biotechnology and green chemistry for transformation of renewable resources to value added products. 

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Leif Nilsson

Board member

Leif is the chairman of the board of the Swedish Plastics Industry Association since 2014 and a member of the board of Swedish Plastic Recycling since 2017. He has been working with polymers throughout his whole professional life including with Akzo Nobel, Trioplast Landskrona, and Arla Plast.


Håkan Björnberg

Board member

Håkan Björnberg is VP Innovation at Perstorp. He is responsible for market-driven development for Perstorp’s strategic markets including plastic, paint, synthetic lubricants and animal feed additives. He has more than 30 years of experience from R&D and business development in the chemical industry.

Bioextrax is a proud recipient of support from Nordic Innovation – as part of the Nordic Green Growth Research and Innovation Program – as well as the Swedish Innovation Agency Vinnova, Sten K Johnson Foundation, and ALMI

Visit us!

To allow us to upscale our technology and production, in 2018 we moved to a bigger facility in Ideon Science Park, Lund. You can visit us at Delta 6, Ideongatan 3A, Lund, Sweden.