Activatec Ltd

Activatec develops biobased ingredients from renewable sources. We specialise in the design, evaluation, scale-up and commercialisation of processes to produce biotechnological and plant-based ingredients and materials from currently unused and low-value organic sources. Activatec has raised €1m in its early stage for its research and development projects which involve more than 30 European partners including universities, feedstock suppliers, technology adopters and customers.

Currently, Activatec is involved in the development of the production and purification of several high-value products: Ectoine (an active ingredient for skin care, obtained in the project from agrifood side streams), Lactobionic acid, used in the cosmetics industry as an antioxidant and in the pharmaceutical industry as an excipient for formulation, Galacto-oligosaccharides, a prebiotic for both infants and adults, and finally a bioplastic with valuable applications.

Our professional team of chemical and biochemical engineers and researchers provides a confidential service with an efficient and high-quality product output. Our experience in R&D partnerships with industry and research institutes, in managing and participating in both local and international collaborative projects makes us a valuable partner to work with. Activatec is a member of the BioVale cluster that promotes and develops the bioeconomy in the UK and Europe.