What are Rhamnolipids?

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Rhamnolipids are secreted by the Pseudomonas aeruginosa species of bacteria. Rhamnolipids were discovered in 1947 and until now, have not been cost effective to use. Our trade secret, discovered by accident, is a breakthrough that allows non-foaming production to produce rhamnolipids in industrial quantities. We can produce rhamnolipids commercially at any ratio from mono- to di-rhamnolipid with no bi-products. Our production has unlimited upside potential and costs are competitive with other surfactant-based products. Rhamnolipids are biodegradable, non-toxic to the environment, renewable from nature, and approved by the Environmental Protection agency ("EPA") .

What are Rhamnolipid's applications?

Rhamnolipids are being applied to many applications in a wide range of fields because of their natural biosurfactant, emulsifying, fungicidal, antibiotic, and pharmaceutical properties. Rhamnolipids are used to clean soils of heavy metals, bioremediation, control plant diseases, kill plant pests, algae bloom mitigation, oil recovery, oil cleanup, and water filtration.

Rhamnolipids are just now beginning to find wide commercial application in a number of fields. As a natural “green,” non-carcinogenic product, rhamnolipids are now beginning to be used to replace petroleum-based chemicals in various industries, as those currently use petrochemicals that are being phased out or banned.

Controlling Algae Bloom using Rhamnolipid Biosurfactants

If you live near a body of water, you have probably witnessed the ongoing problem of algae blooms. You not only see the problem, but you smell it too. The water becomes toxic to living things including aquatic animals, land animals, and humans. The sight and smell of rotting fish plague the coasts of the outbreak. This is because the algae is spreading at an exponential rate, destroying life in its path.

Rhamnolipids, when formulated in accordance with trade secrets known by the Company, have certain antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties and can therefore be used as an antibiotic, anti-viral, and anti-fungal agent or can be used to enhance existing anti-microbial agents.

Our Rhamnolipid biosurfactants can stop this algae from taking over the environment, the economy, and our health. The application of rhamnolipid has validated many third-party publications which showcases how unique the rhamnolipid molecule is. With the correct knowledge, our rhamnolipid has shown to be a replacement for synthetic chemicals that cause a toxic environment.

How Rhamnolipids are produced

Rhamnolipids are produced by a fermentation process similar to those used to produce beer, yogurt, or any other fermented products. Bacteria is added to a fermentation tank and provided a nutrient source and under properly controlled conditions the result will be a crude Rhamnolipid mixture. Rhamnolipids are extracted within a short cycle, extensively processed to remove any residual bacteria, purified, and the resultant mixture diluted into a final product. The amount and mixture of Rhamnolipid material in the final solution can be precisely controlled. The Rhamnolipid mixture can be further refined to produce certain foaming characteristics, mixed according to customer specifications, including production as a solution or as a powder.

Through extensive research, evaluation, and testing, we have developed the most efficient and cost effective manufacturing processes for providing rhamnolipids on a commercial scale. Our manufacturing can rapidly scale up to meet the demands of the largest orders. We have the unique capacity to formulate and deliver customized rhamnolipid based formulations. Our extensive library of bacterial strains and manufacturing experience is essential in providing our customers with the unique products that are most appropriate for their application.