BIOKEMIK has technology that can produce 1,3-butadiene using organic raw materials to produce rubber, aimed primarily at tyre manufacturing.
It is also able to market other chemicals such as acetone, 2-3 butanediol and MEK, which are intermediate products in the 1,3-butadiene production process.
BIOKEMIK’s technology provides a solution to the problem of obtaining 1, 3 butadiene, a chemical compound whose best known use is in the production of rubber for manufacturing tyres, a market worth more than 22 billion dollars.
BIOKEMIK was set up to address the global demand for sustainable chemical products, obtaining high-added value products at a low cost from non-food renewable raw materials, whereby its portfolio currently includes: 1,3-Butadiene, acetone, 2,3-Butanediol, MEK and vanillin.
The biotechnological processes developed in conjunction with TECNALIA currently have 6 patent families, 3 trade secret registrations and 3 proprietary microorganisms with CECT registration.
- Problems related to fossil resources are avoided
- Reduced raw material dependency
- It is scalable.
- It is green.
- Avoids altering the flow of materials towards blending.
- It uses biological hazard 1 micro-organisms.
- It generates recoverable by-products for animal foodstuffs and industrial purposes.
- Rubber users and other intermediate product markets.
BIOKEMIK provides a strategic opportunity to develop a new way of producing important chemicals. It already markets its technology for installing acetone and 2,3-Butanediol production plants.
Phase: technology expansion
Offices: Derio – ES
Funding rounds: 2
Co-investors: TECNALIA, Kereon Partners