Sustainable Structural Colour from Bacteria
Sustainable coloured biomaterials can be created from structurally coloured bacteria.
Hoekmine BV is performing strain improvement and process development to create low cost colourants.
These can be considered a disruptive innovation for the dye industries. The colours are intense and non-bleaching and do not contain petroleum products or heavy metals. Dye processes are inefficient, and waste water and energy, plus create pollution.
Preserved flavobacteria (a harmless marine bacterium).
Genetic manipulation of structural color in bacterial colonies (Article)