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Photanol

Photanol

A company developing carbon dioxide (CO2) reducing technology and converting CO2 and sunlight into organic compounds. It was founded in 2008 and is located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

About

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 .

Product

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.

Timeline

September 7, 2018
Photanol BV announces plan to build a demonstration plant at AkzoNobel site in Delfzijl

Funding rounds

Patents

People

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LinkedIn

Veronique de Bruijn, MBA

CEO

Further reading

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Photanol to build demonstration plant to make chemicals from CO2 and sunlight at AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals' Delfzijl site | AkzoNobel

Web

September 7, 2018

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Photanol Cyanobacteria

May 14, 2015

Pitch: TEDxAmsterdam Award 2017 nominee: Photanol

December 7, 2017

Companies

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