Biotechnology, defined as “technological applications based on biological systems, living organisms or their derivatives, for the purpose of producing or modifying products or processes”, has seen a thousand-year evolution in human history, exploring multiple applications, including the production of beer, wine and bread, until the development of antibodies or biopharmaceutics, also resulting in genetics and using DNA modifications.

The ability in genetic control has allowed an important advancement of biotechnology in the medical and pharmaceutical landscape, giving birth of numerous start-up experts, which have become extremely specialized in the production of pure molecules with very high added value.

Today, several biotechnologies based on the use of bacteria, yeasts or microalgae, represent the basis of the development of innovative ingredients, projecting also in future developments thanks to their versatility and low environmental impact compared to other industries.

Moreover, environmental attention has taken a critical role in the selection of technologies and processes in the production

Biotechnology and life sciences contribute to the modernization of industry and are used as a vector of innovation in a variety of industries such as healthcare and pharmaceuticals, animal health, textiles, chemicals, plastics, paper, fuel, food and feed processing. Thanks to industrial biotechnology it is now possible to conceive products with greater cost efficiency and environmental sustainability, but also biodegradable solutions, which require less consumption of water and fossil fuels, creating less waste during its production cycle. cycles, in a transversal way between the different industrial realities. This is why biotechnology represents a wide possibility for new sustainable developments, which it seems will last for a few decades. An important contribution to production sustainability is provided by the so-called white biotechnology (for example biofermentation through enzymes or bacteria) that have established itself industrially downstream of production cycles (end-of-pipe technologies), and are currently spreading as techniques that allow to obtain products with high added value from renewable resources.

How does ROELMI HPC adapt the benefit of biofermentation?

ROELMI HPC adapts the benefits of biofermentation by actively seeking innovative approaches to enhance ingredients  design, employing White Biotechnology as a key strategy. Biofermentation serves as an economically and environmentally friendly solution in the production of bioactive compounds, utilizing proprietary microorganisms as potential biofactories for cosmetic and nutraceutical relevant actives substances. This method proves advantageous as it offers a sustainable alternative to traditional synthetic elements commonly used in the industries.

Furthermore, ROELMI HPC focuses on the reuse of by-products from Italy’s most significant value chains to provide added value and enhance sustainability features. Leveraging fermentation as a primary tool, the company aims to contribute to circularity and bioeconomy by giving new life and value to noble by-products. The use of selected microorganisms and precision-guided fermentation enhances the production of innovative ingredients in the market, achieving a high level of circularity and bioeconomy. This comprehensive approach aligns with ROELMI HPC’s commitment to environmental responsibility and the advancement of sustainable solutions in the industry.

The main advantages of biofermentation include:

  • Economic Efficiency: Optimizes production costs by efficiently using microorganisms for compound synthesis compared to traditional methods
  • Environmental Sustainability: Minimizes environmental impact by utilizing microorganisms and processes that require fewer resources and generate less waste.
  • Ingredient Innovation: Facilitates the production of innovative ingredients using proprietary microorganisms and precision-guided fermentation. Provides a platform for creating unique, high-value products in the market.
  • Circularity and Bioeconomy: Contributes to closing product life cycles by reusing by-products and minimizing waste. Drives bioeconomy by transforming by-products into valuable ingredients, promoting more sustainable industry practices. Enables the reutilization of value chain by-products, adding value to waste and promoting circular economy