The Photanol team is delighted to announce the publication of our recent work on erythritol production in cyanobacteria has been published in Microbial Cell Factories.
Photanol is a biotechnology company that developed a breakthrough
technology to convert CO2 into valuable organic compounds. read article
The FD, the Dutch daily financial newspaper, has set up a contest (‘The New Champions’) to find the next Dutch SME (small or medium size enterprise) that can have a major positive impact on the world. Photanol is proud to announce that it is one of the three companies that has won this contest! According to the six experts of the FD, Photanol, Priva, and Optiqua, have the biggest chance at an international breakthrough. Over 200 companies were selected for this contest, divided by nine different growth sectors. Photanol is praised because of its impact on several growth sectors, like the energy sector, the heavy industry, and the food industry. We want to thank all our supporters who voted for us!
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A partnership between AkzoNobel and cleantech company Photanol which aims to harness the power of the sun to make chemicals has won a top award at the 2015 WBM Bio Business Awards. The WBM Bio Business Awards took place on 2 March at the National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam. The awards honoured the leading innovators in the bio-economy and hosted some of the most influential players from around the world in one magnificent venue. The prize was awarded to AkzoNobel and Photanol for their ongoing work focused on creating sustainable technology which mimics the way plants use photosynthesis. Combining AkzoNobel’s processing technology expertise and Photanol’s existing proprietary technology, the aim is to produce “green” chemical building blocks that will eventually replace some of the raw materials AkzoNobel currently obtains from fossil-based production. “Our pioneering work with Photanol has the potential to significantly reduce our carbon footprint and we’re delighted that such an exciting collaboration has been recognized with this important award,” said Marco Waas, AkzoNobel’s Director of RD&I and Technology. “Winning the award also demonstrates that our Planet Possible agenda of doing more with less is making great progress, and we remain committed to working with key partners in order to make our global activities even more sustainable, resulting in benefits both for ourselves and our customers.” Click here for more information
Photanol competed in the biobased challenge to win a voucher of 10.000 euro during the grand opening of the Bioprocess Pilot Facility in Delft. The vouchers, to be used for a pilot in the BPF, were sponsored by the three shareholders of the BPF; Delft University of Technology, Corbion and DSM.
The Financieel Dagblad is the Dutch daily financial newspaper. This article discusses Photanol’s use of cyanobacteria and which products are already produced. Also, Michiel Lensink argues how Photanol is competing with conventional production of food ingredients, chemical bio-blocks, and bio-fuels. For the full article, please check the following link:
AkzoNobel and cleantech company Photanol have teamed up to develop a process for harnessing the power of the sun to make chemicals.
The two companies will work on creating sustainable technology which mimics the way plants use photosynthesis. The aim is to produce “green” chemical building blocks that will eventually replace raw materials AkzoNobel currently obtains from fossil-based production.
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