HOW = Hydal Biotechnology

Changing the market through bioplastics

Hydal Biotechnology is a unique technology that converts used oil into PHB bioplastics. PHB is a PHA-polymer subgroup appreciated for its high-value properties and biodegradability.

Hydal is produced from toxic waste and, unlike other biodegradable bioplastics, does not require any agricultural produce.

The biotechnological process consists of the following steps:

1.  Microbial fermentation (upstream process) - The bacteria “eat away at" used cooking oil, converting it into PHA granules that are stored inside bacterial cells.

2.  Polymer isolation from microbial cells (downstream process) - Microbial cells are broken up, triggering the release of PHA granules. These are then dissolved and purified by precipitation.

3.  Drying - The resulting wet mass is dried to give a white powder - this is the PHA biopolymer.

This flaked polymer is further broken down into granules, to which additives are added in order to stabilise, process and obtain the desired properties for the end product. Each blend is uniquely processed for use in the end product. The biopolymer can be used to produce conventional plastic products, such as foils and packaging.

Are you interested in collaboration? 

Please contact us.

By phone or e-mail: 
Helena Bužgová
PA to CEO
Phone: +420 596 091 459
Helena.Buzgova@bochemie.cz

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