At Bioplastech Ltd. we specialise in the development, scale-up and sale of innovative bio-based products including biodegradable polymers.
Bioplastech also provides industrial biotechnological consulting services supporting customers in the development, improvement and scale-up of their biological processes.
We see biotechnology as a key pillar of innovation that will transform our society from a linear to a circular and biobased economy.
We use our expertise in fermentation, biocatalysis, protein engineering, metabolic engineering and downstream processing to develop, patent and license products such as biobased chemicals and/or biodegradable polymers.
At Bioplastech we have developed processes that use residues/wastes as starting materials for biodegradable polymers and plastics production. The conversion of residues to biodegradable materials contributes to the circular (bio)economy.
We value partnership and work closely with our customers to develop and deliver high quality services and products.
Bioplastech’s team is made-up of highly skilled biotechnologists and engineers with lab, pilot and industry scale expertise.
Bioplastech’s team is led by Professor Kevin O’Connor, an award-winning international leader in the area of fermentation and biocatalysis.
He has over 25 years of experience in bioeconomy, circular economy leading both publicly and privately funded projects at National and European level worth over €30M.
Kevin O’Connor’s is the author of over 100 scientific publications and patents.
He also holds strategic leadership positions such as, Director of BiOrbic SFI bioeconomy research centre, chairperson of the scientific committee for the €4 billion public/private European partnership Biobased Industries Joint Undertaking and a member of the EC Missions in Horizon Europe Board on adaptation to climate change including societal transformation
We work with our clients to develop customised biotechnological processes for optimal performance of the production microorganism.
We develop reliable reproducible technologies that allow stable output of biopolymer or biobased chemical production by microorganisms. We define, evolve and realize processes at lab and pilot scale with high product titre and high volumetric productivity.
We address the challenge of harvesting intracellular and extracellular products from complex aqueous fermentation media to improve product yield and purity.
We apply our understanding of microbial metabolic pathways to improve microbial growth and product yield.
We develop enzyme-based and cell-based processes to produce value added chemicals. We use random and rational approaches to engineer enzymes to improve their catalytic efficiency.
We help our clients to scale their technology, develop a mass balance and design a basic engineering for their process optimization.