Biome Technologies awarded £244,000 funding from Innovate UK

Biome Technologies plc (LON:BIOM), a leading bioplastics and radio frequency technology business, announces that its Bioplastics division (www.biomebioplastics.com) has been awarded funding of £244,000 from the UK Government’s Innovate UK to support a collaborative development project with ANPOLY Inc (www.anpolyinc.com) of South Korea to improve shelf life performance of food packaging made from Biome’s bioplastics.

ANPOLY Inc (www.anpolyinc.com) is a spin out from Korean university, POSTECH (international.postech.ac.kr) with advanced technology to produce bespoke cellulose nano-fibres. This project, which will have a total investment of £794,000, will start in October 2022 and is expected to last two years.

As brands seek to adopt bioplastics, there is an increasing demand for materials with longer shelf-life to reduce food waste. Such improved performance currently requires the use of fossil-based additives, whereas cellulose nano fibres can offer similar performance with sustainable credentials. The project will bring together Biome’s portfolio of bioplastic products and market knowledge with ANOPOLY’s novel additives.

This work forms part of Biome’s approach to providing highly functional added value products to the market and it is expected that products derived from this collaboration will be commercialised after project completion.

Paul Mines, Biome Technologies’ Chief Executive commented:

“This latest development project is an important enabling step in understanding the functionality of a combination of Biome’s most exciting products with cutting edge additive and technologies coming through from ANPOLY. We believe these could represent an important addition to the business’s product range in due course and will bring benefits to manufacturers, consumers and the environment.”

Click to view all articles for the EPIC:
Or click to view the full company profile:
Share on facebook
Facebook
Share on twitter
Twitter
Share on linkedin
LinkedIn
BiomeTechnologies

More articles like this

BiomeTechnologies

Plastic-free and soil biodegradable tree shelters

Vigilis-Bio is a truly innovative tree shelter that retains the performance and productivity benefits of traditional tree shelters but without the environmental burden of persistent plastics at the end of life. Vigilis-Bio provides: 5 years of growing protection

BiomeTechnologies

Biome secures funding from Innovate UK for bioplastic packaging

British bioplastics and radio frequency business Biome has secured funding from government agency Innovate UK to enhance bioplastic food packaging. The £244,000 ($282,536) of funding will support a collaborative development project with South Korean firm ANPOLY. A spin-out from the

BiomeTechnologies

Billions pour into bioplastics as markets expand

In a world increasingly troubled by the persistent harm that plastic — manufactured in petrochemical plants — has had on the environment, companies including Cargill are investing billions of dollars to ramp up production of plastics made from

BiomeTechnologies

Tackling carbon emissions: Bioplastics

How did we even start producing plastics? It all began in 1846 when a chemistry professor by the name of Christian Schönbein spilled a container of nitric and sulfuric acids. After mopping up the substances with a spare

BiomeTechnologies

Billions pour into bioplastics as markets begin ramping up

In a world increasingly troubled by the persistent harm that plastic — manufactured in petrochemical plants — has had on the environment, companies are investing billions of dollars to ramp up production of plastics made from natural, renewable

BiomeTechnologies

Beyond paper and plastic, the quest for the perfect straw continues

The humble straw that became a flashpoint in the broader battle over environmentalism continues to evolve. And while there’s not as much fanfare, nonplastic straws are making inroads. Companies are now making straws out of steel, silicone, glass, bamboo, hay, grass, seaweed, flour, pasta and,

BiomeTechnologies

All you need to know about bioplastics

We hear the word ‘plastic’ more frequently than any other in our daily lives. The sheer convenience and ease combined with the affordability of plastics have made them ubiquitous. This was probably why we continued to use them

BiomeTechnologies

Top trends boosting the industry expansion through 2027

ccording to a recent study from market research firm Graphical Research, the global roofing materials market size is set to register a significant growth during the forecast timeframe, driven by the growing demand for attractive outer coverings for

BiomeTechnologies

The advantages of compostable bioplastics for the circular economy

TotalEnergies Corbion publishes a report on PLA compostability entitled “The advantages of compostable bioplastics for the circular economy”. The report advises on product design for compostable packaging when it contributes to the diversion of biowaste from landfill or

BiomeTechnologies

What you need to know about Bioplastics

The plastic crisis can seem depressingly all-encompassing and impossible to escape: We’re producing more plastic than ever before, doing serious harm to the environment, the climate, and our own health, while our recycling system remains shamefully broken. So it may be comforting to pick up an iced coffee in a

BiomeTechnologies

Pierce Brosnan and son Paris discuss plastic waste problem

Pierce Brosnan and his son Paris Brosnan are encouraging steps to curb the global plastic waste crisis. The Black Adam actor, 69, and his 21-year-old a filmmaker/environmental activist son star in a new video PSA in partnership with the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm

BiomeTechnologies

What does bioplastic mean?

Biotechnology is evolving at a rapid pace right now. There has been a clear shift in the attitudes of both policy-makers and consumers towards more conscious consumption. Bioplastic is a new general term that still raises many questions.

BiomeTechnologies

What you need to know about bioplastics

The plastic crisis can seem depressingly all-encompassing and impossible to escape: We’re producing more plastic than ever before, doing serious harm to the environment, the climate, and our own health, while our recycling system remains shamefully broken. So it may be comforting to pick up an iced coffee in a

BiomeTechnologies

Stanelco at Manufacturing and Engineering Week

You can find Stanelco RF Technologies on Stand L42 in the Manufacturing Expo. Meet the Engineers and Equipment Designers discuss your heating applications together with your vision for the future, view our latest equipment range complete with our associated products

No more posts to show