MHG, a Biotechnology Company Becomes World Leader in the Production of PHA

Biotech Company Able to Produce Large Quantities of PHA with First Commercial-Scale Fermenter

– from Denise Bilbow

MHG announced the company has become the world’s largest producer of PHA with the startup of their first commercial scale fermenter. This event, along with an advanced technology platform, continues to place MHG at the forefront of the bioplastics industry.

This new fermentation vessel places MHG in an ideal position to meet the product delivery needs of their manufacturing customers worldwide. MHG has been working over the last couple years to ramp up the Bainbridge facility and in 2013, they brought in a world-class engineering and construction group to design and build out the plant. This expansion included the ordering and installation of custom equipment that will allow MHG to produce even greater quantities of PHA in the near future.

MHG previously partnered with Tate & Lyle, global provider of specialty ingredients and solutions to test the scalability of Nodax™ PHA. The production rates and titers achieved exceeded the metrics needed for commercial production viability. This confirmed that MHG’s PHA can be scaled for commercialization.

MHG’s PHA possesses properties that perform equal to, if not better than, most petrochemical plastics. Due to its unique molecular structure, MHG’s PHA can be custom formulated to create different types of polymers based on the specific purposes and client’s needs. The PHA can be used to manufacture many items commonly made of petroleum plastics including toys, cups, straws, utensils, single use plastic bags and many other disposable items that are entering the waste streams worldwide. Because products manufactured from NodaxTM PHA biodegrade in three months to one year, they provide a solution to plastic pollution and accumulation when used instead of conventional plastic.

MHG’s PHA has been certified to degrade in soil, fresh water, marine water, industrial compost and home compost by Vinçotte International. The PHA is also approved for food substance contact by the FDA.

In addition to this new piece of customized equipment, MHG will be presenting at the International Conference on Biopolymers and Bioplastics, which will be taking place August 10th through the 12th in San Francisco.

About MHG | The Biopolymer Company

MHG | The Biopolymer Company LogoMHG strives to create a greener tomorrow with renewable, sustainable, 100% biodegradable, and toxin free bioplastics for people at work and at home.

As a recognized world leader in the production of PHA (polyhydroxyalkanoates) biopolymer, MHG specializes in customized formulations that combine PHA and PLA (polylactic acid) through a proprietary reactive extrusion process. MHG’s AgrofacturingTM system involves cold-pressing canola oil harvested from non-GMO canola seed, and manufacturing it into PHA. By sourcing locally grown canola, a rotation crop, MHG provides farmers with a market that does not compete with food harvests. Led by a group of world-class scientists and business leaders, MHG currently owns more than 125 patents across nearly 20 countries. MHG is headquartered in Bainbridge, Georgia, USA.

For more information about MHG’s products and services, email us, call 229-243-7075, or visit MHGBio.com, where you will find comprehensive information about what we do. Also be sure to check out MomsForMHG, and to follow MHG on Facebook; Instagram; Linkedin; Twitter; YouTube; and Google+. Press and Media Contact: Denise Bilbow, dbilbow@kidd.com, (800) 323-4869