B-Plas is an innovative technology that allows a dramatic volume reduction of the sludge to be disposed of, and its conversion into a new raw material (PHA), thanks to the integration of thermal, biological and chemical steps. Who benefits most from the solution provided by B-Plas are the managers and producers of industrial, agro-industrial and municipal sludge.
Through the biochemical conversion of the organic carbon in the sludge, we obtain PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoates), a bio-based, biodegradable and compostable polymer with properties comparable to fossil plastics (thermal characteristics, high versatility and ease of processing). Biobased PHA does not create permanent waste because it is biodegradable, recyclable and compostable, thus ensuring a low carbon footprint.
The B-Plas technology represents a sensational innovation, in fact it uses MMC Mixed Microbial Consortia, that are able to assimilate waste sludges, rather than SSC Single Strain Cultures, that require sterile reaction environment and selected raw materials.