WHY = Hydal’s Benefits

Nature does not produce waste

1. Hydal does not use agricultural produce to make plastic

No agricultural land is needed to produce Hydal, meaning that land can be used for its main purpose: food security. Hydal does not require any agricultural produce such as corn, potatoes, sugar cane or sugar beet. In terms of global food stocks, it is thus better to produce plastic from waste than from any constituent in the food chain.

 

 

2. Hydal is produced from waste

Hydal is made from used frying oil, which is in global surplus.  Large conurbations and densely populated areas consume large amounts of cooking oil every day. Used cooking oil is a toxic waste that, in many countries, must be collected and subjected to a costly process for its conversion into biofuels, which have a lower calorific value and are expensive to recycle.

Hydal’s innovative, world-exclusive technology is able to process and convert used frying oils into a brand-new, high-value raw material - PHB biopolymer.

Rather than just recycling waste oil into more oil, this upcycling technology turns this material into an entirely different product.

3. Hydal – Produced by nature

Hydal is a biotechnological process. For millions of years, bacteria in our ecosystem have produced PHB biopolymer as an energy store for later use.

4. Hydal – Recycled by nature

The global problem of synthetic plastic pollution has reached extreme proportions. Plastics pollute the soil, rivers and seas. Plastic waste kills hundreds of thousands of sea animals. Plastic-polluted seas and oceans are fast becoming the largest rubbish dumps in the world. The consumption of plastics continues to grow exponentially, bringing with it ever more problems. In recent years, experts have identified a problem with even-more-hazardous invisible plastics, also known as micro-pollutants. We might not see them, but we do eat them as they have even entered the food chain.

There is no unique or straightforward solution to the problem of plastic pollution. However, Hydal can be part of the solution. It is an environmentally-friendly plastic - Hydal can be broken down naturally without causing a strain on nature. Nature is able to both produce and recycle the polymer. When not consumed by the bacteria themselves, it can serve as food for other microorganisms. The resulting polymer is therefore 100% biodegradable.

The biodegradability, biocompatibility and direct recyclability of Hydal PHA-based products prevents any new waste from being generated.

 

5. Hydal does not damage sewage treatment plants

Unlike used frying oil, which damages wastewater treatment plants, Hydal is fully biodegradable.

 

6. Hydal meets the UN sustainable development goals

Urban waste management and recycling is one of the priorities of the circular economy strategy: a sustainable development strategy for the creation of functional, healthy relationships between nature and society. The circular economy is founded on principles including functional and infinite closed loops in which materials maintain their value, renewable and sustainable energy use, and products and services designed not to cause harm to natural ecosystems and society.

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Helena Bužgová
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Phone: +420 596 091 459
Helena.Buzgova@bochemie.cz

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