We use microorganisms as a biofactory to scale
To replicate this process on a large scale, we integrate those enzymes in microorganisms such as bacteria.
Bacteria grow in water, use sugar as a renewable raw material and do not generate any polluting byproduct (they do not need any fossil ressources, no toxic chemicals, and need low T°C)
Bacteria are very powerful « biofactories » as they have a very high efficiency without polluting.
We grow them with renewable nutrients
This biological process is not only efficient and sustainable, it is also scalable.
Microorganisms replicate the tools very efficiently as they reproduce. And they reproduce very fast : nearly every 20 minutes! At the end of a day, we have billions of microorganisms, each of them producing pigments...
We produce the pigments in large quantities through fermentation
We grow bacteria thanks to fermentation processes.
Just like beer, in big fermentors but instead of brewing beer, we brew renewable colors.
The processes we use are very well-known in big scale productions of other compounds such as insulin in the pharmaceutical industry. We thus know that our technology can be brought up to high scale with low costs and accurate production.
At the end of this process, we separate bacteria from the pigments by filtering them (the size of a bacterium is 1000 times bigger than the targeted molecules so that's very easy.
We then formulate the dyes for various fabrics and other applications
Among all the applications,
we focus on textile as this industry requires the largest volumes of dyes and pigments.
Here lies the main sustainability challenge.
We are currently developping our products, testing it and scaling it from lab scale to industrial scale.