Nature’s Principles

Start-up Profile

Founded: 2020

Country: Netherlands

Number of employees: 2

Main focus areas/active in:

  • Animal Feed & Additives
  • Bio-based Chemistry
  • Bio-based Materials
  • Biorefinery / Pilot Plant
  • Cell-based Meat Alternative
  • Engineering / Scale-up
  • Enzyme Technologies & Bioprocesses
  • Food / Nutrition / Ingredients
  • Packaging
  • Personal Care (e.g. cosmetics)
  • Plant-based Food
  • Plastics


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Which input provides your business model/core technology towards a bio-based economy?

The current lactic acid production for bioplastics uses refined sugar/syrup from sugarcane/corn as main feedstock. Nature’s Principles’ process does not require refining the sugar, thus is more cost-efficient and energy-efficient. Our company enables a price for poly-lactic acid (PLA), a versatile bioplastic, that can compete with oil-based plastic alternatives such as polypropylene.

Which market/clients do you address and which short-/long-term goals do you have?

Our main customers will be chemical resellers and bioplastics (PLA) producers. For the short term, we want to sign Letters of Intent to co-create our lactic acid production during our pilot phases. We believe constant customer feedback on our product and process will be essential to achieve results that meet their requirements.

What makes your approach unique compared to other stakeholders in this field?

We apply an innovative open mixed culture fermentation technology which enables us to use novel feedstocks in our lactic acid production process. By using European raw sugar beet as a feedstock we reduce the fresh water footprint by up to 500x while controlling the whole supply chain and providing accurate Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).


Get in touch!

Jan Pieter van Tilburg