bioSurfer is a PROJECT funded by The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). The idea to use “smart food” as a non dissolving carbon source to the bacteria for biosurfactant production was born at the end of one of the many days in the lab. One of the problems in biosurfactant production is purity. The carbon source is mixed with the product so one needs to clean it. “Smart food” is a carbon source that does not dissolve in the aqueous phase so the product is extracted pure.
Driven by our respect to the environment and focus in research and technological advancement, under the guidance of The Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology and the precious funding of SNF foundation we proceed to the development of the large scale production scheme of high purity rhamnolipids-biosurfactant product with the use of “smart” carbon source.