Hydal® biotechnology exploits waste oils as a rich source of carbon for bacteria, which in turn use in their metabolism to synthesize P3HB, a fully biodegradable, non-toxic and biocompatible polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA). This material finds application in different industries, including cosmetics, biomedicine, packaging, agriculture, and 3D printing. The extraordinary efficiency of the technology is evidenced by the fact that bacteria can produce up to 0.70 kg of P3HB from 1 kg of UCO. 

The technology was in the spotlight of the Study Visit organised in Prague in the framework of the HOOP project. Members of the HOOP Network interested by this biotechnology namely the Region of Sardinia, the Municipality of Castellammare di Stabia and the Municipality of San Cesareo, CONOE (National Consortium for the Collection and Treatment of Used Vegetable and Animal Oils and Fats – Italy) and COSIR (Consorzio Servizi Imprese Riunite a r.l.) joined the visit to gather first-hand information. 

This is just one of the several exchange opportunities that the HOOP project is offering to the cities and regions that join the Network. Discover all the services and, if you have not done it yet, join the Network

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