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.
Chairman of the Swedish Plastics Industry Association // Bioextrax’s Board member
The Management Team
Mohammad H.A. Ibrahim
Chief Technology Officer/
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.
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.
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.).
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.