Biofuels, bioplastics, Moss-based drugs and algae for food. All of these are pioneering areas of GreenTech progress this year. So what are the major developments in this forward-thinking field?
The Italian company Bio-On from Bologna is specialized in the production of environmentally sustainable materials, including Minverv PHAs. These are ‘green’ biopolymers with the same thermo-mechanical properties of the substances that make up the traditional plastics, but are instead 100% biodegradable.
Natural elimination of a biopolymers in water in just a few days is a rarely achieved and is an exceedingly tough challenge for Bioplastic researchers. Other bio-plastics manufacturers looking change the GreenTech Polymer industry include Carbios from France, who recently opened a new factory in the Auvergne region, and Avantium from the Netherlands