Which is the destination of the produced PHA?

The PHA-based bioplastics produced in the frame of the RES URBIS Project will be tested for different applications:

  • Biodegradable commodity biofilms and packaging interlayer film, both meant for secondary packaging applications, i.e. with no direct contact with food or consumer goods.
  • Specialty durables (such as electronic equipments) which represent a total market for specialty plastics of 30 million tons per year with a value of 98 billion EUR of which consumer electronics and furniture interiors represent a large share.
  • Premium slow C-release material for groundwater remediation. This is an emerging niche for PHA application that has already been demonstrated for commercial polymer. Particularly, for this purpose, PHA is used as source of slow and long term carbon release to obtain bioremediation of contaminated groundwater.