Bio-on and Cristal Union will work together to build the most advanced plant producing bioplastics in France. This exclusive process will transform sugar beet co-products in a 100% biodegradable plastic!
Your plastic bottle will soon be produced from sugar beet! Bio-on and Cristal Union just signed an agreement to work together on the construction of a production site with a 5 000 tons of bioplastic produced per year (even expandable to 10 thousand tons/year).
The goal is to produce polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), a bioplastic that can replace a number of traditional polymers currently made with petrochemical processes using hydrocarbons. The PHAs developed by Bio-on guarantee the same thermo-mechanical properties with the advantage of being completely naturally biodegradable.
“We will create Europe’s first PHAs production facility with France’s leading sugar production and trading company”, explains Bio-on S.p.A.Chairman Marco Astorri.
Behind the 70 million Euro investment necessary to build the plant is Cristal Union, the EU’s fourth largest sugar beet transformer. Thanks to a licence granted by Bio-on,