About CNAM-Bio

The CNAM-Biomaterials Center (CNAM-Bio) is focused on research, development, and biomanufacturing scale-up of biopolymers, biochemicals, and biocomposites.

Our overall goal is to produce cost-competitive bio-derived polymers, and specialty chemicals from renewable sources (such as agricultural waste, forestry residue, food waste, and methane) using unique microbes and advanced, multi-scale bioprocessing infrastructure.

We engage with industrial clients across the supply chain to provide customized solutions to complex bioprocessing challenges to meet cost, product performance, and sustainability goals.

We design rigorous scale-up development pathways from bench-level to pilot-level production, and we advance pioneering technologies for sustainable manufacturing of innovative bioproducts.

Key Bioprocessing Equipment

  • 40 Liter Bio-Flo 510 Fermentation Bioreactor
  • 260 L Winpact SIP Fermentation Bioreactor System
  • Continuous Flow Centrifuge (Avanti JXN26 IVD with continuous flow rotor)
  • Benchtop Centrifuges
  • Large scale filtration system
  • Rotary Evaporator
  • 12 Liter Soxhlet extraction system
  • Multiple-temperature shaker/incubators
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Key Bioprocessing SERVICES

  • Customized solutions
  • Consulting services
  • Research collaboration
  • Scale-up capabilities
  • Synthesis of bio-derived polymers and specialty chemicals
  • Downstream processing
  • Extremophilic bioprocessing
  • Polymer processing and testing
  • Biocomposite development
  • Training and workshops
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CNAM-Bio Mission

Provide commercially-driven solutions to the problem of polymer (plastic) waste through cost-effective synthesis of biodegradable polymers for commodity and specialty markets.

Eliminate barriers to low-cost, commercial production of biopolymers and biocomposites from renewable resources, including waste biomass and methane.

Create economic advantage and industrial growth through the development of environmentally sustainable biopolymer/biocomposite technologies.