Biome has led a £ 6 million programme over the last 5 years to bring bio-based and biodegradable polymers to market. The programme involves 7 universities and other partners.
CEO Paul Mines said:
“The UK government has set a target of eliminating all avoidable plastic waste by 2042. Bioplastics will play a crucial role in achieving this target by reducing waste. However, current bioplastic technology is limited by price and performance in some applications. Our development programme is intended to change that position by preparing a new generation of polymers with improved functionality.”