Paques and Looop to produce PHA from agri-food side streams


The Netherlands – Paques Biomaterials and Looop are collaborating to produce polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA), a natural alternative to plastic, from agri-food side streams. This partnership brings together Paques’ expertise in PHA production technology with Looop’s experience in valorizing agri-food side streams.

Paques Biomaterials has developed a proprietary technology that uses microbes to convert organic side streams into PHA. This technology is based on a natural process that has been occurring for millions of years.

The production of PHA from agri-food side streams has the potential to significantly reduce plastic pollution and microplastics. It also offers a sustainable and circular solution to waste management.

Positive impact

The partnership between Paques Biomaterials and Looop marks a significant step forward in the development of sustainable alternatives to plastic. By utilizing agri-food side streams to produce PHA, this collaboration has the potential to make a positive impact on the environment and the economy.