Nodax PHA is 100% bio-based and biodegradable in anaerobic, soil, fresh water and marine environments. It biodegrades as fast as cellulose powder or wood pulp in a proper waste management setting and will biodegrade over six months in ocean water.
The production of Nodax PHA starts with fermentation: canola oil is consumed by soil bacteria and converted into PHA. The PHA is processed into a powder form and mixed with other biopolymers resulting in a biodegradable plastic resins.
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This will be the world’s first PHA commercial production plant and startup is expected in Q4 2019. Kentucky provided tax incentives for more than $1.5 million.
Danimer Scientific CEO Stephen Croskrey said
Plastic News – 31 May
“It positions us to provide Nodax PHA biodegradable plastic material for a wide variety of applications, from food packaging to drinking straws and more. Kentucky’s state resources and strong local workforce have provided us with a significant leg up in getting this project off the ground.”
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