EUROPHA Project seeks to develop an industrial process for low cost PHA production through the use of low value feedstock from agro-industrial waste. The process will allow simultaneously reducing PHA bioplastics production costs, valorize agro-food waste, and produce new food packaging formulations 100% biodegradable.
Bioplastics like PHA are long-term sustainable alternatives because they can show equal performance to conventional petrochemical plastics, originate from renewable non-food resources and are 100% bio-degradable.
Food requires optimal preservation by a packaging that maintains quality and safety. These two aspects are taken for granted by the consumer when food is purchased, any food packaging material must always fulfill these two requirements.