Bio-based and bio-degradable
Bioextrax’s patented technology produces native-shaped PHA (bioplastics) granules with intact molecular weight. We provides an alternative for fossil-based plastics while saving 50% of the production cost compared to other PHA producing methods.
PHAs are microbiologically accumulated polyesters and are environmentally friendly substitutes to fossil based polymers. They have similar material properties as several of the most widely used polymers in the plastics industry. Moreover, they are bio-compatible and water resistant with broad applications in polymer industry and medicine.
Further, they are carbon neutral, biodegradable, and do not release any toxins while being degraded. For these reasons, PHAs are considered as one of the most promising bioplastics.
However, the current PHA production is small, as PHAs are approximately 2-3 times more expensive to produce than their fossil-based equivalents using existing methods.
Bioextrax has a patented solution to carry out the extraction. The unique features of Bioextrax’ technology are;
- it is completely bio-based, free of chemicals and solvents,
- it produces intact PHA granules,
- it leaves a nutrient-rich solubilized non-PHA bacterial biomass as a co-product (20-50 weight % of cell biomass), and
- it saves 50% of the production cost compared to other PHA-producing methods.
This mean that Bioextrax’ technology can reduce the production cost significantly, while producing a higher quality product in a more environmentally friendly way.
Download our PHA (bioplastics) fact sheet below: