9 August 2013

The Italian revolution in the world of plastics: plastic coming from food waste

Bio-on using waste materials from sugar beet and cane production for PHAs

It’s a revolution in the world of plastics: plastic coming from food waste. To achieve it is an Italian company in the province of Bologna: Bio-On. The owners of the company, set-up in 2007, are Marco Astorri and Guy Cicognani, former entrepreneurs in the field of electronic components for ski passes. Where is the link? Seeing those little cards abandoned in the valley, never decomposing, Astorri wondered if they could melt, like snow in the sun.

Despite the lack of experience in the chemical and in the biotech industries, Astorri and Cicognani started the project of Bio-On.

… Full text: ilbioeconomista.com/2013/08/09/the-italian-revolution-in-the-world-of-plastics-plastic-coming-from-food-waste/?goback=.gde_2973430_member_264534818

Tags: natural-biodegradable, industrial scale, technology licensing, high-performance bioplastic, MINERV-PHA

Source: Il bioeconomista, 2013-08-09.

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