26 July 2016
THE INNOVATIVE BIO-ON MATERIAL MINERV-PHA HAS BEEN AC-CEPTED INTO THE MATERIAL CONNEXION LIBRARY
Bologna, July 26th 2016 - From today the cutting-edge bio-plastic Minerv-PHA developed by Bio-on is available in the prestigious database "Materials Library" of Material ConneXion, the world's largest resource for innovative and sustainable materials and processes.
05 luglio 2016
COMUNICAZIONE DI VARIAZIONE DEL CAPITALE SOCIALE
INTEGRAZIONE AL COMUNICATO STAMPA DEL 27 GIUGNO 2016
Bologna 5 luglio 2016, - Bio On S.p.A., società quotata all'AIM Italia e attiva nel settore della bio plastica effettuando ricerca applicata e sviluppo di moderne tecnologie industriali di bio fermentazione nel campo dei nuovi materiali ecosostenibili e completamente biodegradabili in maniera naturale, precisa, in relazione al comunicato del 27 giugno 2016 relativo alla comunicazione del termine del secondo periodo di esercizio dei "Warrant Bio-on 2014-2017", cod. ISIN IT 0005056210, che i warrants residui in circolazione alla data del comunicato risultano i seguenti:
27 giugno 2016
COMUNICAZIONE DI VARIAZIONE DEL CAPITALE SOCIALE
Bologna 27 giugno 2016, - Bio On S.p.A., società quotata all'AIM Italia e attiva nel settore della bio plastica effettuando ricerca applicata e sviluppo di moderne tecnologie industriali di bio fermentazione nel campo dei nuovi materiali ecosostenibili e completamente biodegradabili in maniera naturale, comunica la nuova composizione del capitale sociale (interamente sottoscritto e versato) a seguito del deposito in data 21 giugno 2016, presso il Registro delle Imprese di Bologna dell'attestazione, ai sensi dell'art. 2444 del codice civile, di avvenuta esecuzione dell'aumento di capitale sottoscritto e versato a seguito dell'esercizio dei Warrant Bio On S.p.A. 2015-2017 nel secondo periodo di esercizio degli stessi (1 maggio 2016 - 15 maggio 2016). Si riporta di seguito la nuova composizione del capitale sociale (interamente sottoscritto, versato e liberato) a seguito della suddetta iscrizione, nello schema previsto dal modello T.1 del Regolamento Emittenti.
23 May 2016
BIG SUCCESS FOR BIO COSMETICS. BIO-ON'S BIOPLASTIC FOR COSMETICS OFFICIALLY PRESENTED AT "FUTURE OF FORMULATIONS IN COSMETICS"
New formulation of revolutionary PHA bioplastic by Bio-on presented at the international conference on the future of cosmetics, in Budapest, Hungary.
Bio Cosmetics can replace the microbeads contained in cosmetics that pollute the seas.
Bologna (Italy) 23 May 2016 - On 18 and 19 May 2016, at the "Future of Formulations in Cosmetics" conference in Budapest, Bio-on presented Bio Cosmetics, the new patent dedicated to personal care products directly to leading cosmetics companies for the first time. "Future of Formulations in Cosmetics" is the landmark international event for the future of cosmetics and it was attended by top management from L'Oreal Paris, Yves Rocher, Basf, Belcorp, Coty, Cargill, Clariant Produkte, L'Occitane Group, INTERCOS and many more.
23 maggio 2016
BIO-ON S.P.A. TERMINE DEL SECONDO PERIODO DI ESERCIZIO DEI WARRANT
Bologna, 23 maggio 2016 - Bio-on S.p.A., società quotata all'AIM Italia attiva nel settore dello sviluppo delle tecnologie per la produzione industriale e la ricerca di bio polimeri d'avanguardia, comunica che in data 15 maggio 2016 si è chiuso il secondo periodo di esercizio dei "Warrant Bio-on 2015-2017", cod. ISIN IT 005056210. Sono stati esercitati n. 83.865 "Warrant Bio-on 2015-2017" e pertanto risultano assegnate n. 83.865 azioni di Compendio, aventi le medesime caratteristiche di quelle in circolazione alla data di emissione. Il controvalore complessivo delle azioni di nuova emissione è pari ad Euro 507.383,25 (prezzo d'esercizio dei Warrant pari a Euro 6,05 cad.). Si comunica che in conformità a quanto previsto dal Regolamento "Warrant Bio-on 2015-2017", le n. 83.865 azioni di compendio saranno emesse e consegnate dal 25 maggio 2016 e comunque entro il 31 maggio 2016 . Alla data odierna risultano pertanto essere in circolazione n. 11.866.272 "Warrant Bio-on 2015-2017"; di questi n. 8.756.000 Warrant Bio-on 2015-2017, corrispondenti a circa il 73,79% dei warrant totali in circolazione, sono detenuti da Capsa S.r.l., Marco Astorri risulta titolare di n° 720.394 Warrant Bio-on 2015-2017 corrispondenti a circa il 6,07% dei warrant totali in circolazione mentre Guido Cicognani risulta titolare di n°722.809 Warrant Bio-on 2015-2017 corrispondenti a circa il 6,09% dei warrant totali in circolazione. In conseguenza di quanto sopra indicato, il nuovo capitale sociale di Bio-on S.p.A. risulta pari ad Euro 146.612,53 composto da n°14.661.253 azioni ordinarie prive di valore nominale. L'attestazione di avvenuta variazione del capitale sociale verrà depositata presso il competente registro delle imprese di Bologna entro i termini previsti dalla legge.
16 May 2016
BIO COSMETICS: BIO-ON BIOPLASTIC DESIGNED FOR COSMETICS THAT DEFEND THE ENVIRONMENT.
The new formulation of Bio-on's revolutionary PHA bioplastic can replace the microbeads contained in cosmetics that pollute the seas and are now banned in the USA.
Bologna (Italy) 16 May 2016 - Few are aware that cosmetics pollute the rivers and seas due to the presence of microscopic particles of oil-based and non-biodegradable plastic (polyethylene, polypropylene and other types of polymers). To solve this problem and make every beauty product "environmentally friendly", Bio-on S.p.A. has developed and patented a revolutionary, innovative solution based on the bioplastic Minerv PHA, which is made from renewable and 100% biodegradable plant sources. The new formulation, called Minerv PHA Bio Cosmetics (type C1), is designed to make microbeads suitable for the cosmetics industry.
29 aprile 2016
INTEGRAZIONE E RETTIFICA AL COMUNICATO STAMPA DEL 27 APRILE 2016.
Bologna, 29 aprile 2016 - Bio-On S.p.A., società quotata all'AIM Italia e attiva nel settore della bio plastica, informa che l'Assemblea tenutasi in data 27 aprile 2016 a differenza di quanto proposto nel Consiglio di Amministrazione del 30 marzo 2016, ha aumentato l'importo del dividendo da distribuire da € 2,1 milioni ad € 2,2 milioni.
Pertanto il dividendo per azione, a differenza di quanto comunicato il 27 aprile 2016, è aumentato da € 0,144 per azione a € 0,150919 per azione.
Restano ferme le date comunicate: stacco cedola 2 maggio 2016, record date 3 maggio 2016, pagamento 4 maggio 2016.
27 aprile 2016
L'ASSEMBLEA ORDINARIA DEGLI AZIONISTI APPROVA IL BILANCIO AL 31 DICEMBRE 2015.
Approvata distribuzione di dividendo di Euro 2,1 milioni pari a Euro 0,144 per azione - stacco cedola 2 maggio 2016, record date 3 maggio 2016, pagamento 4 maggio 2016.
Avvio del secondo Periodo di Esercizio dei Warrant.
Ricavi consolidati pari ad Euro 8,4 milioni al 31 dicembre 2015 a fronte di Euro 2,7 milioni al 31 dicembre 2014;
Ebitda pari ad Euro 3,7 milioni al 31 dicembre 2015 a fronte di Euro 1,0 milioni al 31 dicembre 2014;
Ebit pari ad Euro 3,5 milioni al 31 dicembre 2015 a fronte di Euro 0,9 milioni al 31 dicembre 2014;
Utile netto pari ad Euro 3,0 milioni al 31 dicembre 2015 a fronte di Euro 0,5 milioni al 31 dicembre 2014;
Posizione finanziaria netta positiva (disponibilità) pari ad Euro 7,6 milioni a fronte di Euro 3,7 milioni del 2014 e patrimonio netto pari ad Euro 15,8 milioni rispetto a Euro 5,7 milioni al 31 dicembre 2014.
Bologna, 27 aprile 2016 - Bio-On S.p.A., società quotata all'AIM Italia e attiva nel settore della bio plastica, informa che l'assemblea ordinaria degli azionisti tenutasi in data odierna ha approvato all'unanimità il bilancio di esercizio al 31 dicembre 2015 ed ha preso atto del bilancio consolidato al 31 dicembre 2015 (come approvato dal Consiglio di Amministrazione in data 30 marzo 2016).
14 april 2016
REVOLUTION IN FOOD PACKAGING. THE MILK CARTON GOES BIO
Researchers at Bio-on and the University of Tampere (Finland) have created the first material to team paper and bioplastic designed for the food packaging of the future. It will also be the only biodegradable material.
BOLOGNA Italy - TAMPERE Finland, 16 April 2016 - Imagine a future, very near now, in which cartons for milk, fruit juice and many other foodstuffs will be 100% biodegradable. Bio-on today announces a major result achieved with its new collaboration with Tampere University of Technology Finland, one of the most important centres in the world for research and innovation in the use of paper and plastic for food packaging. A joint project launched in 2015 has produced for the very first time tetrapak type containers made of a combination of paper and bioplastic, namely the special grade EC (Extrusion Coating) of the Minerv PHA biopolymer developed by Bio-on.
Bio-On
30 marzo 2016
APPROVAZIONE DEL PROGETTO DI BILANCIO E DEL BILANCIO CONSOLIDATO IAS/IFRS DELL'ESERCIZIO CHIUSO AL 31 DICEMBRE 2015.
Ricavi consolidati pari ad Euro 8,4 milioni al 31 dicembre 2015 a fronte di
Euro 2,7 milioni al 31 dicembre 2014;
Ebitda pari ad Euro 3,7 milioni al 31 dicembre 2015 a fronte di Euro 1,0 milioni al 31 dicembre 2014;
Ebit pari ad Euro 3,5 milioni al 31 dicembre 2015 a fronte di Euro 0,9 milioni al 31 dicembre 2014;
Utile netto pari ad Euro 3,0 milioni al 31 dicembre 2015 a fronte di Euro 0,5 milioni al 31 dicembre 2014;
Posizione finanziaria netta positiva (disponibilità) pari ad Euro 7,6 milioni
a fronte di Euro 3,7 milioni del 2014 e patrimonio netto pari ad Euro 15,8 milioni
rispetto a Euro 5,7 milioni al 31 dicembre 2014.
Proposto dividendo di 2,1 milioni di Euro pari a Euro 0,144 per azione - stacco cedola 2 maggio 2016, record date 3 maggio 2016, pagamento 4 maggio 2016.
Bologna, 30 marzo 2016 - Bio-on S.p.A., società quotata all'AIM Italia e attiva nel settore della bio plastica di alta qualità realizza ricerca applicata e sviluppo di moderne tecnologie industriali di bio fermentazione nel campo dei nuovi materiali ecosostenibili e completamente biodegradabili in maniera naturale. Il Consiglio di Amministrazione riunito in data odierna ha approvato il progetto di bilancio dell'esercizio ed il Bilancio Consolidato IAS/IFRS chiuso al 31 dicembre 2015.
24 March 2016
BIO-ON AND ITALERI UNITE TO USE MINERV PHA SUPERTOYS IN THE TOYS AND MODELS.
OF THE FUTURE. SAFE, ECO-SUSTAINABLE AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND.
BOLOGNA, 24 March 2016 - Bio-on announces the launch of a new collaboration with Italeri S.p.A., a production and distribution leader in the modelling sector. Thanks to this agreement, the manufacture of scale models will be done for the first time with the special grade Minerv PHA Supertoys, the new type of bioplastic developed by Bio-on laboratories for the toys of the future.
15 march 2016
INDUSTRIAL PROJECT FOR THE FIRST PRODUCTION OF PHAS BIOPOLYMER LICENSED BY BIO-ON S.P.A. PRESENTED TO THE CRISTAL UNION GENERAL ASSEMBLY IN FRANCE
Bologna, 15 March 2016 - Bio-on announces its participation at the Cristal Union general assembly held on 8th March 2016 in Reims, France. Major French cooperative Cristal Union, a leading sugar beet producer in France and throughout Europe, presented its economic results and future expansion strategies at both European and global level. Great significance was placed on technological innovation, with the presentation of plans to produce PHAs biopolymers through the license granted by Bio-on in July 2015.
04 march 2016
WORLD'S FIRST MATERIAL FORMULATIONS LABORATORY TO MAKE MINERV PHAS ADVANCED BIOPLASTIC
Bologna, 03 March 2016 - Bio-on S.p.A., the leader in eco-sustainable chemical technologies, has created the world's first facility for developing and making MINERV PHAs bioplastics. It will be reserved to Bio-on technicians and managers and to the licensees of Bio-on technology, which make PHAs formulations to replace the majority of widely used plastics (PP, PE, PS, PC and many more).
23 december 2015
WORLD FIRST FACILITY FOR PRODUCING BIOPLASTIC FROM BIODIESEL CO-PRODUCT GLYCEROL, TO BE REALISED IN ITALY.
INDUSTRIAL LICENCE GRANTED
 
BOLOGNA, 22 December 2015 - An agreement signed today by Bio-on and S.E.C.I. S.p.A. part of Gruppo Industriale Maccaferri holding, will see Italy's and world's first facility for the production of PHAs bioplastic from biodiesel production co-products, namely glycerol. The two companies, operating in sustainable biochemistry and industrial development of levulinic acid with Eridania Sadam, will work together to build a production site with a 5 thousand tons/year output, expandable to 10 thousand tons/year.
Requiring a 55 million Euro investment from S.E.C.I. the facility will be located at an Eridania Sadam site and will be the world's most advanced plant producing PHAs biopolymers from glycerol. The new factory will need skilled personnel specialised in fermentation to produce this revolutionary bioplastic.
16 dicembre 2015
BIOPLASTIC CREATED FOR THE TOYS OF THE FUTURE.
SAFE AND ECO-SUSTAINABLE, CHILD-FRIENDLY AND ENVIRONMENTALLY SOUND.
BOLOGNA, 16 December 2015 - Bio-on laboratories have created a new type of bioplastic, designed for the toys of the future: the Minerv PHA Supertoys special grade has been used for the first time in the manufacture of building bricks.
 
Based on the revolutionary Bio-on biopolymer, 100% naturally biodegradable and already tested in dozens of applications, from automotive to design to biomedical, Supertoys is safe, hygienic and biodegradable, it meets and exceeds the provisions of the recent European Directive 2009/48/EC, known as the TDS (Toy Safety Directive), implemented into the standard international procedure for toy safety evaluation EN 71.
Bio-On
13 Novembre 2015
BIO-ON FIRST IN THE 2014 TOP 20 LISTED COMPANIES WITH THE BEST REPUTATION ONLINE.
Chart of companies listed on AIM Italia in 2014 drawn up by Reputation Manager
Bio-on tops Reputation Manager's chart of "2014 Top 20 listed companies" with a score of 73.2 out of 100. Triboo Media in second place with 64 and Mail Up third with 62.2. "The companies listed on AIM Italia in 2014," explains Reputation Manager CEO Andrea Barchiesi, "generally have a good reputation. These are companies operating in innovative sectors such as renewable energy and digital, so they tend to benefit from the positive reputation of the sector as a whole. An excellent example that helps us understand how a brand's reputation is a complex system that influences and is itself influenced by more or less broad internal and external factors. While the reputation is positive, if we look at the actual use of digital tools we see that there is very little use of social media channels (only half of the companies have an official profile on at least one social network) and some don't even have a page on Wikipedia. So it's a question of boosting online communication and consciously managing it in order to increase "spontaneous" positive results."
DIGITAL IDENTITY AND REPUTATION
Digital identity is determined by the content that is immediately and "historically" associated with brands on search engines, which is therefore the first content that searchers come across. More generally, online reputation is influenced by comments that, aside from search engine indexing, can be found by users in a wide variety of channels (blogs, forums, news sites, newspapers, social networks, etc.).
Bio-On tops the list with 73.2 points. The manufacturer of eco-compatible products has a solid reputation: with as much as 86% positive and no damaging content it is considered an excellent example of a company that has placed sustainability and innovation at the heart of its development and business model, certifying its biodegradable plastic produced from sugar beet and extending its research into new materials (e.g. wood waste and domestic waste) through partnerships with universities and energy providers.
Web Reputation
02 october 2015
FONDAZIONE RUSCONI AWARDS BIO-ON.
Bologna 2 October 2015 - Mayor Virginio Merola rewarded in Sala Rossa Room at the Palazzo d'Accursio the two winning companies of Rusconi Prize, intended for the companies in the following sections 'Green Economy' and 'Creative Industries'. "Two key areas for the development of our community", said the Mayor, "and for its economic and social growth."
 
Bio-on, the company that license a process to produce biodegradable plastic from agricultural processing waste, has been awarded by Fondazione Rusconi with € 85.000.00 for the "Green Economy" section.
14 September 2015
FIRST BRAZIL-BASED FACILITY TO BE REALISED FOR PRODUCING PHAS BIOPLASTIC FROM SUGAR CANE CO-PRODUCTS. GRANTED THE SECOND INDUSTRIAL LICENSE.
London, 14 september 2015 - Bio-on and Moore Capital today signed a license agreement to build the first Brazil-based facility to produce PHAs bioplastic from sugar cane co-products.
 
The two companies, operating in sustainable biochemistry and in the development of eco-sustainable industrial solutions, will work together to build a production site with a 10 thousand tons/year output, in the state of São Paulo and/or Acre State. Requiring an 80 million Euro investment, the facility will be the most advanced biopolymers production site in South America. The new production hub will create 60 new jobs plus allied industries, helping to meet the high demand for this revolutionary biopolymer already coming in from numerous companies that transform or produce conventional plastic in Brazil.
01 September 2015
BIO-ON AND UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO STUDY HOW TO PRODUCE BIOPLASTIC FROM WOOD AND HOUSEHOLD WASTE.
Honolulu, Hawaii U.S.A. 1 September 2015 - Bio-on and University of Hawaii today signed an exclusive global research contract to further develop the technology for the production of the revolutionary bioplastic PHAs: the objective is to use lignocellulosic materials (wood processing waste) and domestic or agricultural waste as the raw material. Bio-on will invest 1.4 million dollars in the Manoa (HI) laboratories for this project.
 
Bio-on and University of Hawaii will create an industrial process that will enable Bio-on over the coming years to further increase its technological offer, which has a unique selling point in the sector: the wide variety of waste products from which its high performing PHAs can be made. Wood and domestic or agricultural waste are therefore added to the sugar beet and sugar cane, glycerol (biodiesel waste) and potato processing waste co-products already used. The industrial plants, part of the licenses granted by Bio-on, will have the capability of using all of these materials, with limited adjustments, making them highly flexible.
28 luglio 2015
AGREEMENT TO REALISE THE FIRST FRANCE-BASED FACILITY FOR PRODUCING PHAS BIOPOLYMERS FROM SUGAR BEET CO-PRODUCTS
Paris - Bologna 28 July 2015 - An agreement signed today by Bio-on and Cristal Union will see France's first facility for the production of PHAs bioplastic from sugar beet co-products. The two companies, operating in sustainable biochemistry and sugar, alcohol and bioethanol production, will work together to build a production site with a 5 thousand tons/year output, expandable to 10 thousand tons/year.
13 luglio 2015
BIOPLASTICS RESEARCH ACCELERATES THANKS TO NEW INVESTMENTS BY HERA IN BIO-ON TECHNOLOGY
Bologna, 13 July 2015 - Bio-on S.p.A., the leader in eco-sustainable chemical technologies, and Hera S.p.A., Italy's leading multi-utility provider, are renewing and strengthening their partnership launched last year. The aim is to identify a new type of organic material from which the revolutionary bioplastic developed by Bio-on can be made using sugar beet processing waste.
25 giugno 2015
CERTIFICAZIONE ED ETICHETTA "BIOBASED PRODUCT" RINNOVATA DAL DIPARTIMENTO DELL'AGRICOLTURA DEGLI STATI UNITI PER LA BIO-PLASTICA BIO-ON
Bologna 24 Giugno 2015 - Anche la bio-plastica sviluppata da Bio-On S.p.a. potrà contribuire alla crescita dell'economia basata su fonti biologiche che secondo il Dipartimento dell'Agricoltura degli Stati Uniti (USDA) ha raggiunto nel 2013 negli USA un valore di 369 miliardi di dollari e creato 4 milioni di posti di lavoro 1.
16 June 2015
BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS FROM BIODIESEL PRODUCTION BY-PRODUCTS.
Bologna, 16 June 2015 - Bio-on S.p.A., the leader in eco-sustainable chemical technologies, announces its completion of another phase in the development of the technology for making PHAs from glycerol and today stands ready to grant licenses for this new technology to realise the first PHAs bioplastic production plants using biodiesel by-products.
Glycerol, also known as crude glycerol, is a waste product of biodiesel production and is present in large quantities around the world. Europe produces approximately 4 million tons per year - a figure that is constantly increasing. Its use as crude glycerol is problematic and over-production has caused its value to slump. In recent years, Bio-on has developed a technology for using crude glycerol in the production of high-performing PHAs biopolymers (described at IPO). This interesting by-product is added to others developed by Bio-on obtained from sugar beet, sugar cane and potatoes.
21 may 2015
HOLLOW CAPSULES FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF ACTIVE SUBSTANCES IN HUMANS AND IN AGRICULTURE FROM BIO-ON BIOPLASTIC.
Bologna, 21 May 2015 - With the bioplastic developed by Bio-on, it is now possible to create capsules for controlled drug administration inside the human body or for gradual release of active substances in agriculture. The exceptional properties of MINERV PHA bioplastic, completely "biobased" and 100% naturally biodegradable, enable the creation of micro and nano particles, both full and hollow, in which the trapped active substance is released gradually, even after months, exploiting the biodegradability of bioplastic. In this way, it is possible to administer directly in the human body numerous types of drugs such as anaesthetics, antibiotics, anti-inflammatories, antitumor, hormones, steroids and vaccines. Cosmetic or agricultural use is equally broad.
20 Aprile 2015
BIO-ON S.P.A. - AVVISO DI DEPOSITO DELLA DOCUMENTAZIONE RELATIVA AGLI ARGOMENTI POSTI ALL'ORDINE DEL GIORNO DELL'ASSEMBLEA ORDINARIA DEL 30 APRILE 2015 IN UNICA CONVOCAZIONE
Bologna, 16 aprile 2015 - Bio-on S.p.A. ("Bio-on" o la "Società"), rende noto che è a disposizione del pubblico presso la sede legale della Società e sul sito Internet della stessa (www.bio-on.it) all'interno della sezione Investor Relations/Documenti societari, i documenti relativi all'Assemblea Ordinaria degli Azionisti convocata per il 30 Aprile 2015 in unica convocazione.
March 16, 2015
BIODEGRADABLE PLASTICS FROM POTATO WASTE FOR HIGH-TECH APPLICATIONS
Bologna, 16 March 2015 - Bio-on S.p.A., the leader in eco-sustainable chemical technologies, and Pizzoli S.p.A., Italy's largest operator in the potato sector, will collaborate to build Italy's first PHAs bioplastic production plant using waste product from the potato agro-industrial process.
The collaboration, signed by the two companies, arises from Bio-on's laboratory research and Pizzoli's experience in potato transformation, and aims to build a plant producing 2,000 ton/year of PHAs, expanding to 4,000 ton/year in the future. PHAs, or polyhydroxyalkanoates, are bioplastics that can replace a number of traditional plastics currently made with petrochemical processes using hydrocarbons. PHAs guarantee the same thermo-mechanical properties with the advantage of being completely naturally biodegradable.
"It's a big step forward in the world of bioplastics," explains Marco Astorri, Chairman of Bio-on S.p.A., "because it demonstrates how waste can be converted into raw material, teaming concepts such as biodegradability and eco-sustainability with technically advanced plastics. This collaboration represents an important factor in the affirmation of PHA in the latest-generation plastics market."
March 13, 2015
BIO-ON AND COPROB STRENGTHEN THEIR COLLABORATION IN BIOPOLYMERS WITH NEW INVESTMENTS
Bologna, 13 March 2015 - Bio-on S.p.A., the leader in eco-sustainable chemical technologies, and COPROB SCA, Italy's largest sugar producer using sugar beet, renew and strengthen their partnership begun in 2008.
"The agreement signed today," explains Claudio Gallerani, Chairman of COPROB, "is part of a long-running investment plan and is the natural continuation of the collaboration begun seven years ago with Bio-on, which has enabled the development of the technology required to transform sugar beet co-products into a new generation of bioplastics. We will be investing a further 960 thousand euro in broadening the field of application of this technology," says Gallerani.
February 16, 2015
AGREEMENT FOR DEVELOPING AND PRODUCING A MOLECULE FOR GREEN CHEMICAL INDUSTRY
Bologna, 16 February 2015 - A new collaboration is announced between two Italian companies operating in the sustainable chemical and agricultural industry, Bio-on S.p.A and Eridania Sadam S.p.A. The two companies will work together on defining and optimising the production of levulinic acid, a key molecule for the sustainable and low-impact future of the chemical industry. Already available on the international market, but in insufficient quantities, levulinic acid is currently obtained from industrial processes with an environmental impact that fails to meet European standards.
The new project aims to convert the by-products of the sugar industry into levulinic acid, optimising innovative processes that team environmental sustainability and the reduction of production costs. The integration between agriculture and advanced biochemistry will enable levulinic acid production solely from agricultural waste not intended for human food, with carbon atoms generated from carbon dioxide captured in the atmosphere with chlorophyllian photosynthesis.
The collaboration between Bio-on S.p.A. and Eridania Italia S.p.A. adds a further building block in the construction of the Italian green chemical industry. This natural molecule, which has immediate application in the biodegradable plastics sector, extending its field of application, also contributes towards the creation of new eco fuels, fertilisers and antiparasitics; it is also an intermediate element in the creation of high-performing plastics, medications and many other new "green" products.
Europa Bio
Bio-On
October 9, 2014
BIO-ON WINS EUROPABIO’S MOST INNOVATIVE EUROPEAN BIOTECH SME AWARD 2014
Bio-on (Bologna, Italy), the Italian biotechnology company that develops the innovative MINERV® PHA bio-plastic, the first and only biopolymer in the world 100% biodegradable in water and fully biobased starting from sugar refineries by-products, has been announced as winner of EuropaBio's Most Innovative Biotech SME Award 2014.
The award ceremony took place yesterday in Brussels, as part of the 2nd edition of the European Biotech Week. Antti Peltomäki, Deputy Director General, DG Enterprise & Industry at the European Commission, who presented the award during the ceremony, named the Italian industrial biotech SME Bio-on as winners of the award.
Bio-on was recognized for designing and patenting the first fully biobased plastic PHAs obtained from agricultural waste, co and by-products through natural bacterial fermentation processes excluding chemical solvents. The resulting bio-plastic is 100% naturally biodegradable in both water and soil and suitable for use in particularly demanding application areas such as: biomedical devices, automotive, food packaging and others.
The award recognizes Bio-on's pioneering role both in developing an innovative material and in proposing a new approach for the sustainable supply and use of raw materials. The Bio-on innovation has broad application potential and strong IP protection.
Business Wire
Sea Front
Seventh Framework Programme
Bio-On
May 29, 2014
BIO-ON BIO POLYMER HELPS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW GENERATION OF FOULING CONTROL COATINGS
BOLOGNA, Italy--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new European project within the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Commission started on 1st January 2014. The goal of the SEAFRONT (Synergistic Fouling Control Technologies, Grant Agreement 614034) project is to develop environmentally friendly coatings which prevent the undesirable accumulation of marine organisms on boats, ships, tidal power plants and other aquatic installations. The coatings will be designed to improve operational efficiency, substantially reduce CO2 emissions and have no negative impact on the marine ecosystem.
In order to assess and develop the potential of bio based polymers, bio-on is supplying partners with different grades of bio plastics produced by natural fermentation of agricultural by-products, which are 100% bio based and fully biodegradable in nature. These bio based materials will be investigated and assessed against biofouling efficacy and hydrodynamic drag criteria, successful candidates will then be integrated with other partner's technologies in an effort to develop a synergistic solution offering optimized performance characteristics.
"We're extremely pleased to participate in the SEAFRONT European project and to be part of this great and outstanding consortium," says Marco Astorri, CEO of bio-on "because we are very interested to investigate the potential of our material also in this sector, one of the many in which our biopolymers can be used, and anxious to collaborate in the development of environmentally friendly solutions at 360°."
Magna
Bio-On
February 7, 2014
JOINT NEWS RELEASE MAGNA AND BIO-ON ENTER COOPERATION.
Exclusive agreement to advance R&D on bio plastics for the automotive industry
SAILAUF, Germany, February 7, 2014 - Magna International Inc., a leading global automotive supplier, and bio-on, an Italian intellectual property company, have signed a cooperation agreement on December 13, 2013, to start exclusive R&D activities on the use of bio plastics for the automotive industry.
Business Wire
Bio-On
December 04, 2013
BIO-ON BIO PLASTIC REPLACES METAL.
  • The bio plastic designed by bio-on can be used to make lighter products with low environmental impact for the production of technical items
  • Can be used to replace some metals in "metal replacement" projects and technopolymers in "plastic replacement" projects
  • Excellent results from ongoing trials with Ghepi
BOLOGNA, Italy--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ghepi - a company specializing in R&D, the injection molding of plastics and "metal replacement" designs - started...
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Bio-On
October 03, 2013
LESS ELECTRONIC WASTE WITH BIOPLASTICS FROM BIO-ON.
  • The bioplastics developed by bio-on can be used to design electronic devices with low environmental impact
  • The amount of waste is reduced because recovery of materials is easier and cheaper
  • The first studies were presented by a team of Italian researchers
BOLOGNA, Italia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With 50 million tons of waste produced worldwide every year, electronics (smartphones, tablets, computers, etc.) are now a serious problem for the environment. To reduce the impact of the so called e-waste, a new contribution has arrived in the form of the revolutionary bioplastics designed by bio-on: this polymer (100% naturally biodegradable in water and soil) can be used as a substrate for electrical circuits. When combined with suitable nanofillers, it can act as an electricity conductor, with extraordinary, as yet unexplored potential.
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Bio-On
August 29, 2013
BIO-ON BIOPLASTICS HELP TO REBUILD HUMAN BONES.
  • A team of researchers has shown that it is possible to use the revolutionary bioplastics developed by bio-on to create bioactive scaffolds for bone tissue engineering
  • This is just the beginning. In the future, their use will be extended to other human tissues
  • Agreement has been reached with Virdhi on advanced materials for biomedical use
BOLOGNA, Italy--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The bioplastic PHAs developed by bio-on can be used to regenerate human tissue, notably to create support structures (scaffolds) for cultured bone cells; structures through which it is possible to regenerate a human bone. This is possible because this material, 100% biodegradable in water, is also extremely bio-compatible, as shown by a study by a team of Italian researchers. The first results of this study are being published in major international specialized scientific journals.
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Flos
April 18, 2012
FLOS TO BE WORLD'S FIRST COMPANY TO USE REVOLUTIONARY BIOPLASTIC DESIGNED BY BIO-ON.
Miss Sissi, Designed by Philippe Starck in 1991, is Presented Today in an Innovative, Completely Biodegradable Material, Thanks to the Global Collaboration between the Two Companies.
MILAN & BOLOGNA, Italy--(BUSINESS WIRE)--bio-on and FLOS present the world's first product made with PHAs, the 100% naturally water-biodegradable bioplastic. The first design object to be made in this initial test of the revolutionary material is Miss Sissi, the FLOS lamp designed in 1991 by Philippe Starck and now an icon in lighting design. The creativity, experience and global presence of FLOS are thus teamed with the innovation of bio-on, the sole owner of the technology to produce PHAs bioplastic.
Made so far of polycarbonate, one of the most widely used plastics in industry, Miss Sissi passed the test with the new bioplastic developed over the last 5 years in Italy by bio-on (using Co.Pro.B by-products).
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Techint
March 07, 2012
TECHINT E&C TO BUILD PLANTS FOR PRODUCTION OF REVOLUTIONARY PHAS BIOPLASTIC DESIGNED BY BIO-ON
Global collaboration between the two companies starts today.
MILAN & BOLOGNA, Italy--(BUSINESS WIRE)--bio-on has chosen to work with Techint Engineering & Construction to build plants for the production of PHAs bioplastic, 100% natural-biodegradable and made using waste materials from sugar beet and cane production. The technology developed over the last five years by bio-on (with the by-products and collaboration of Co.Pro.B.) can now be created worldwide on an industrial scale, with plants producing 10 thousand tons/year. The skills, experience and global presence of Techint E&C are thus teamed with the innovation of bio-on, sole owner of the technology for producing PHAs from agricultural by-products, without the use of organic solvents and at a particularly advantageous cost.
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Bio-On
October 12, 2011
MINERV® PHA SC (SUGAR CANE): THE FIRST 100% BIODEGRADABLE PLASTIC PRODUCED FROM SUGAR CANE WASTE IS NOW CERTIFIED
The new frontier in biochemistry obtained from renewable sources, one of a kind worldwide and produced in Italy
BOLOGNA, Italy--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bio on - The "OK Biodegradable Water" (biodegradable in water) certification was awarded to the MINERV® PHA SC (Sugar Cane) bioplastic, the first and only biopolymer in the world made by Bio on starting from sugar cane by-products.
This important recognition was awarded to the Italian company by the Belgian organisation Vinçotte, one of the most prestigious and authoritative certification authorities worldwide, thus confirming MINERV® PHA SC's complete biodegradability in water at ambient temperature.
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