We work in the biotechnology sector, through applied research in the field of sustainable and biodegradable materials and developing technologies in the field of environmental decontamination.
These lines of research are supported by our extensive experience in sustainability, applying an integral vision of the entire value chain, offering services and advice related to circularity and sustainability, for the design and improvement of production processes and the development of sustainable materials.
In order to find more sustainable alternative materials, our research has focused on the development of biodegradable plastics, such as polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), which are polymers produced by varieties of bacterial species -of natural origin- through fermentation processes of different types of biomass in conditions of limited nutrients.
We have production units for the study and production of PHA through bacterial fermentation. We have developed a process to industrially produce a new family of 100% biodegradable and natural polyesters, through an exclusive process for the production of PHA from sources of different types of waste.
Our bioplastics are able to replace the main traditional plastic families in terms of performance, thermodynamic characteristics and versatility
Bioremediation emerges as a branch of biotechnology that seeks to solve pollution problems by designing and using microorganisms capable of degrading compounds that cause imbalances in the environment.
It is a decontamination process that, using these microorganisms, accelerates this natural and irreversible process, in places where contamination is very high.
Our services are based on the intervention of microorganisms in bioremediation processes of contaminated water and soil, mining waste, sewage sludge, material from dredging ports
Technical advice on sustainability and circular economy, applying an integral vision of the whole value chain based on the improvement of both products and the optimization of transformation processes.
Reduction of costs and improvement of the profitability of the companies through the reduction of the environmental impacts to optimize the used raw materials.
Improve the management of production processes or minimize consumption.
Circular design. Design and improvement of product and process:
Optimization and improvement of operations and processes: clean production
Improves product properties and weight reduction.
Life Cycle Analysis (LCA- LCAs- LCC).
Carbon Footprint. Water Footprint
Selection and obtaining of ecolabels.
Audits for homologation of recuperators and recyclers.
Study of the circularity of the products:
Development of new advanced plastic materials
Development of custom-made polymer materials
Development of new sustainable plastic composites.
Recovery of plastic waste.
Analysis of recyclability: analysis of recycled plastic materials.
Optimization of recycling processes.
Studies of sustainability and recyclability of products.
Feasibility study of bioplastics production.
Determination of the Degree of Biodegradability and Compostability of a material or final product according to the UNE- EN 13432 standard.