The Most Advanced Bioplastic Plant to Be Built in France

05/08/2015 - 2 minutes

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,

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