Canary Island’s Banana sub products will be valorised by Tecnopackaging

September 14th 2016, Zaragoza (Spain)

Today have been celebrated in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria University the kick of meeting of Baqua project.

This European project, with six European entities and 1.6M€ of budget, have the main objective of revalorise the waste and sub products of Canary Island banana cultivation. Fibres and proteins will be extracted from it, developing additives (to reinforce bioplastics) and fish feed.

Start the project BIOCOMPLACK about biobased flexible packaging that improve food preservation

Today, July 5, 2016, was held in Milan the beginning of the Biocomplack project, in which the Spanish SME Tecnopackaging is involved.

Currently, food packaging has two challenges: reducing the substantial environmental impact originate by tons of packaging remains and achieve a longer life of foods containing.

The BIOCOMPLACK project aims to achieve biobased, biodegradable and compostable food packaging to improve the barrier properties in 100 times compared to other biobased packaging. This allows 300% lengthen the shelf life of foods contained therein, extending its life.

EuroPHA 5th Consortium Meeting

Proyecto EuroPHA

Last Thursday April 7th 2016 was held the fifth consortium meeting (CM5) of EuroPHA project at Idrodepurazione facilities in Seregno, Milan.

At this fifth consortium meeting, the latest developments in assembling, monitoring and control parameters were presented, as well as the start of production of the PHA pilot plant. The pilot plant gathers all the knowledge generated in terms of how the bacteria must be fed with the optimized ratios of certain sugars, as well as the selection and control of the bacterial colonies from the mixed microbial cultures.

EuroPHA 4th Consortium Meeting

Proyecto EuroPHA

Last Wedenesday October 14th 2015 was held the fourth consortium meeting (CM4) of the EuroPHA project at IBET facilities in Caparica, Lisbon.

At this fourth consortium meeting, lasts results about microbial community identification were presented, showing the fine-tuned of the culture process (raw formulae) where PHA inclusions in accumulating organisms were abundantly observed.