International Sugar Journal

Biosurfactant produced from rice straw [Registered]

Researchers at the University of Portsmouth have succeeded in producing a ‘biosurfacant’ from rice straw – a sustainable, alternative non-toxic ingredient in the production of a vast variety of products that normally include synthetic materials which are often petroleum-based.

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Novel sugar-based biosurfactants synthesis process developed by start-up GlycoSurf [Registered]

“We produce sugar-based, bio-inspired surfactants, which are more than 95 percent pure (often 99 percent pure), yet our process is significantly more cost-effective and scalable for large production volumes than current methods,” said Chett Boxley, GlycoSurf’s CEO.

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