Our future is BIO.


Made from local, sustainable, renewable feedstocks or waste streams


Fermentation is a clean production technology safe for people and the environment


Environmentally friendly, palm oil-free, sulfate-free, mild, non-toxic and non-irritant

About AmphiStar

At AmphiStar we are developing a proprietary technology platform for the ecological production of biosurfactants (amphiphilic molecules). Our platform is initially based on the glycolipid technology platform with the yeast Starmerella bombicola, that has been developed and scaled up in over 10 years by Ghent University (InBio research group) and the Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant (BBEPP).

AmphiStar has the mission to develop, scale up and demonstrate biosurfactant technology at industrially relevant level. To achieve this, we bring together the required technologies, know-how and IP into a platform technology for biosurfactants with freedom-to-operate. As such, AmphiStar aids in the transition from a fossil-based to a more environment friendly, bio-based industry. Our technology is fully in line with the vision of a circular economy, allowing a high standard of living while using chemicals and materials produced by sustainable production systems out of renewable (biomass) raw materials.

We derisk the early development stage for biosurfactant production, guide and support technology transfer to industrial production sites and collaborate intensely for further development and improvement of the licensed technology.

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   CAPTURE Building

   Frieda Saeysstraat 1,

   9052 Ghent, Belgium

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