Bio-on and Hera create lux-on: the new challenge to produce bioplastic from CO2

Bio-on and Hera create lux-on: the new challenge to produce bioplastic from CO2

14 December 2018 - Bio-on and Gruppo Hera have reached an agreement in LUX-ON, the new company aiming to revolutionise the production of PHAs biopolymers using CO2 captured from the atmosphere and producing energy without using fossil fuels.

Bio-on, a leader in the high quality bioplastic sector, and Gruppo Hera, one of Italy's largest multi-utility providers, have reached an agreement to take 90% and 10% shares respectively (with the possibility of Hera increasing its share to 49.9%) in LUX-ON, the new company founded by Bio-on aiming to revolutionise the production of PHAs biopolymers using CO2 captured from the atmosphere and producing energy without using fossil fuels.

 
The new technology developed by Bio-on envisages using carbon dioxide as a zero cost "raw material", in addition to those already used to produce Bio-on bioplastic: sugar beet and sugar cane molasses, fruit and potato waste, carbohydrates, glycerol and waste frying oil. Using CO2 will also help reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
 

For more information: http://www.bio-on.it/immagini/comunicati-finanziari/CS_69_BIO-ON_10_12_2018_final_E.pdf

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