Photanol is a Netherland-based biotechnology company that has developed a circular carbon chemicals production platform that can convert carbon dioxide (CO2) and sunlight into organic compounds which can be used in industries such as food, chemical bio-blocks, and bio-fuels. The company operates multiple processes, including the development of strains, the scale-up of bioconversion processes, and down-stream processes improvement .
The company's technology crates cyanobacteria to process CO2 and sunlight to create chemicals that can be applied in areas such as biodegradable plastics and personal care products. It has a portfolio of 17 compounds which can be defined under the categories of organic acids, terpenes, polyols, and alcohols/others.Photanol has plants that are modular built in expandable photo-bioreactors that ensure sunlight-utilization and recycling of water. It also has laboratory development equipment with bioreactors.
Veronique de Bruijn, MBA
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