Kick-off PROMOFER project CBE JU call


Last week, the PROMOFER project kicked off in Valencia. We are very excited to be part of this new project funded by Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU) call.

Tadaa… our research extraction facility

research extraction facility

Our Research Extraction Facility (REF) in Balk is operational! This facility is engineered to help us develop our extraction technology efficiently. We extract only a few grams in our laboratory but over 50 kilos per run in our pilot plant in Emmen. We were looking for an intermediate solution that gave us the flexibility to […]

PHA2USE wins two awards in one week


PHA2USE wins European Public Sector Award and Circular Award PHA2USE, the project we are running together with five Dutch water boards and HVC, is awarded twice in one week. On 21 March, daily board member Niels Mureau accepted the European Public Sector Award (EPSA). This is an award for sustainable innovations by public authorities at […]

New funding round closed today, raising €14 million 

impact investors

We closed a new funding round today, raising €14 million to produce a biopolymer with the advantages of plastic but not the disadvantages. Among the investors are impact investor Invest-NL and the NOM. Part of this investment round also includes a grant from Energiefonds Drenthe. Over a decade ago, in collaboration with Delft University of […]

Patent applied for biodegradable controlled-released fertilisers

biodegradable controlled-released fertilisers

Biodegradable controlled-released fertilisers with Caleyda® Delft Solid Solutions applied for a patent for biodegradable controlled-released fertilisers using our Caleyda®. This makes the first application of Caleyda® a fact. For the last few months, Delft Solid Solutions, in close cooperation with the application team of Paques Biomaterials, has been developing a fertiliser coated with our Caleyda®, […]

European Bioplastics Conference


Richard Schrama is representing Paques Biomaterials at the European Bioplastics Conference in Berlin. Besides attending the conference, we also decided to show our brand Caleyda®. This is our first step to bringing our PHBV brand Caleyda® to market.

Paques Biomaterials and Looop partner in producing PHA

PHA from agri-food side streams

Paques Biomaterials and Looop will collaborate in producing PHA (Polyhydroxyalkanoate) from agri-food side streams. Looop is an independent (knowledge) partner and supplier of these side streams from the agri-food sector.

JTF subsidy fit-for-purpose bioplastics

Fit-for-purpose bioplastics

Yesterday afternoon was the kick-off meeting of the JTF subsidy project, Market-driven synthesis of fit-for-purpose bioplastics (PHBVs). During this kick-off, all project partners presented their contributions to the project.

Start of construction of PHA extraction pilot

PHA extraction pilot

A memorable day for Paques Biomaterials. Today, Willem Hummel, Project Manager of Vicoma, hands over the Basic Engineering Package to Jan Peter Borger, our Project Director. A big step for Paques Biomaterials. Now, construction can start, which will be executed by Eekels Technology.