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Video: Bio-on and its PHA story

I rarely see news about Italian polyhydroxyalkanoic (PHA) producer Bio-on so this video in English subbing is a great source of information (it’s a 20+ minute video but very entertaining). The last news the blog reported about Bio-on was when its partner Italian lighting company FLOS launched last year a designer lamp made with PHA as an alternative to polycarbonate.

Bio-on’s PHA polymer under the brand Minerv-PHA is made from waste materials of sugar beet and cane production.

In March last year, Bio-on has hired Techint Engineering & Construction to collaborate on production technology licensing and construction of PHA bioplastic facilities based from Bio-on’s PHA processing technology. PHA facilities can now be built with a scale of 10,000 tons/year capacity, according to Bio-on. The collaboration deal will offer interested parties acquisition of Bio-on license and plant construction of PHA by Techint E&C.

Based on my research, Bio-on currently has its own 10,000 tons/year PHA production facility constructed by Techint in Bologna, Italy.


About Doris de Guzman

Will Green Chemistry save the world or is it hype?

Doris de Guzman examines alternative processing, new technology, R&D and other sustainability initiatives aimed at preventing pollution; replacing ingredients; and using renewable feedstocks in Green Chemistry.

She has been covering the oleochemicals market for 15 years and spread her beat to inorganics, biofuels and green chemistry.


One Response to “Video: Bio-on and its PHA story”

  1. Thanks for sharing the wonderful story .

    Posted by bulk chemicals suppliers | March 19, 2013, 6:19 am

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