What are Biosurfactants?
A surfactant is a chemical substance that helps hydrophobic substances like oil or grease, and hydrophilic molecules (water) mix. Surfactants may function as detergents, foaming agents, dispersants, emulsifiers and wetting agents due to their ability to decrease surface tension between substances that ordinarily would not mix. Surfactants are specialty chemicals which provide important functionality to the end product.
We use surfactants every day in shampoos, soaps, detergents, dishwashing liquid, industrial cleaners, water treatment, oil dispersants and many others end-products. Traditionally, we have always used petrochemical chemistry.
We couldn't live without surfactants, else it would be a very grubby planet.
Biosurfactants are natural compounds produced at the microbial cell surface. It turns out nature has already discovered and perfected the surfactant production process. We just figured out how to extract what we need, and return back to the ecosystem when we're done.
No emissions, no waste and no fancy build-out needed either, just a happy home for our colonies. Using the same upstream processes as well-established food fermentation production, like yeast, beer, wine, we- are tapping into existing equipment and production infrastructure with large industrial scale production processes well+
Our natural strains, which have been working and surviving together in nature for hundreds of thousands of years, use recycled waste and now CO2, another reason we can bring a better chemicals footprint to you.