February 1, 2016

The Photanol team is delighted to announce the publication of our recent work on erythritol production in cyanobacteria has been published in Microbial Cell Factories. Click on the image to read the paper

January 4, 2016

Photanol is a biotechnology company that developed a breakthrough
technology to convert CO2 into valuable organic compounds. Click on the image to read the article.

May 16, 2015

The FD, the Dutch daily financial newspaper, has set up a contest (‘The New Champions’) to find the next Dutch SME (small or medium size enterprise) that can have a major positive impact on the world.

Photanol is proud to announce that it is one of the three companies t...

March 20, 2015

Photanol competed in the biobased challenge to win a voucher of 10.000 euro during the grand opening of the Bioprocess Pilot Facility in Delft.  The vouchers, to be used for a pilot in the BPF, were sponsored by the three shareholders of the BPF; Delft University of Te...

March 3, 2015

A partnership between AkzoNobel and cleantech company Photanol which aims to harness the power of the sun to make chemicals has won a top award at the 2015 WBM Bio Business Awards.

The WBM Bio Business Awards took place on 2 March at the National Maritime Museum in Amst...

February 23, 2015

The Financieel Dagblad is the Dutch daily financial newspaper. This article discusses Photanol’s use of cyanobacteria and which products are already produced. Also, Michiel Lensink argues how Photanol is competing with conventional production of food ingredients, chemi...

September 19, 2014

AkzoNobel and Photanol have teamed up to develop a process for harnessing the power of the sun to make chemicals.

The two companies will work on creating sustainable technology which mimics the way plants use photosynthesis. The aim is to produce “green” chemical buildi...

June 10, 2014

The article called ‘Five ways to transform CO2 from enemy into friend’. According to the writer of the article, Mark Beumer, Photanol has found an excellent way to transform CO2 into fuel. Next to that the possibilities to produce any other product are endless. Head of...

May 28, 2014

On the 28th of May 2014 Henk Kamp, the Dutch Minister of Economic Affairs, wrote a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives assessing the government’s policy on biobased technology.  DSM, Corbion, Avantium and Photanol were presented as companies spearhead...

May 23, 2014

C2W is a paper for professionals in chemistry, life sciences, lab technology and mechanical engineering. At first Astrid van de Graaf, the author of the article, describes the Photanol process. Later she talks about how Photanol decided to move from bulk chemicals to h...

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