Gent, East Flanders, Flanders, Belgium
Member Since 2023
About my Start-up

AmphiStar’s mission is to make biosurfactants mainstream.
We bring together the required cutting edge technologies (synthetic biology and advanced bioprocessing) and IP (patents and know how) into a platform technology for biosurfactants, which we further develop and scale to industrially relevant level. Our microbial biosurfactants are highly pure, highly uniform (no complex mixtures) and can be produced from fully 2G sourced feedstocks at high bioprocess efficiency and at acceptable cost (at scale). AmphiStar’s technology is fully in line with the vision of a circular economy, allowing a high standard of living while using chemicals produced by sustainable production systems based on renewable/waste biomass feedstocks.

Why your idea is a “winner"?:

We are one of the only companies and the only start up worldwide offering a platform technology for (fully 2G) biosurfactants by combing synthetic biology expertise of over 20 years with bioprocessing and scale up know how and expertise for over 20 years and a strong IP position.
Our technology is ready for industrialisation and we have a very strong team spanning the required capabilities (from synthetic biology to bioprocessing, scale up, enterpreneurial skills, industrial experience, etc.) to make this a success story. Our first biosurfactant product (fully waste based) will go to market in an innovative consumer product in March 2023. Keep an eye on our LinkedIn page for more news.

What is your current or intended business/revenue model?:

Licensing out and producing biosurfactant (technologies).

Do you have any Patent or IP registered (related to the solution that you are looking for an investment)?:

We have 7 patent (applications) of which 3 are granted and currently working on new patent applications.

Has your technology already been implemented in any field/sector?:

First application in a hard surface cleaner to be launched soon based on a full 2G sourced (food waste) biosurfactant.

Which market and customer need(s)/problem(s) is (are) your products(s)/service(s) going to solve?:

Green and sustainable biobased surfactants as sustainable ingredients for consumer and industrial products.

Team members
Bernd Everaert CTO

Bioscience Engineer

Sophie Roelants CEO and CSO

PhD in Bioscience Engineering

Wim Soetaert Chairman

Professor in Bioscience Engineering

TRL 6 – technology demonstrated in relevant environment (industrially relevant environment in the case of key enabling technologies)
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