In Italy, an agreement signed by Bio-on and S.E.C.I. S.p.A. part of Gruppo Industriale Maccaferri holding, will see Italy’s and the world’s first facility for the production of PHAs bioplastic from biodiesel production co-products, namely glycerol. The two companies, operating in sustainable biochemistry and industrial development of levulinic acid with Eridania Sadam, will work together to build a production site with a 5,000 tons/year output, expandable to 10,000 tons/year.
Requiring a 55 million Euro investment from S.E.C.I. the facility will be located at an Eridania Sadam site and will be the world’s most advanced plant producing PHAs biopolymers from glycerol. The new factory will need skilled personnel specialized in fermentation to produce this revolutionary bioplastic.
This articles was originally posted at: http://www.biofuelsdigest.com/bdigest/2015/12/24/bio-on-agrees-deal-to-build-worlds-first-pha-facility-using-glycerol-as-feedstock/ on