Ecovia Biopolymers: Next-Generation Functional Ingredients & Materials

Ecovia Renewables Inc. is an R&D-stage company offering customized prototype ingredients and materials for both in-house and outsourced production.

We deploy our proprietary bioprocess to produce high-performing, multi-functional biopolymers. This bioprocess utilizes 100% renewable feedstocks like glucose or glycerol. We have created families for the linear and crosslinked forms, termed AzuraBase™ and AzuraGel™, respectively.

Learn about our AzuraGel™ Biopolymer family of superabsorbents

Learn about our AzuraBase™ Biopolymer family of functional ingredients

Our goal is to create Ecovia™ ingredients and materials that exceed the performance of the current generation of biodegradable starch-based absorbents and offer a viable alternative to widely used petrochemical-based polyacrylate- and polyacrylamide-based materials. Note: Samples for R&D Use Only.


Ecovia™ Biopolymers by Development Stage

Prototype-Ready →

  • Agriculture & Horticulture - Soil amendments

  • Hygiene - Superabsorbent fillers

  • Cosmetic Ingredients - Topical functional ingredients (partnered)

Early R&D →

  • Food Ingredients - Functional ingredients

  • Pharmaceuticals - Topical excipients (partnered), oral excipients (unpartnered)

  • Medical Devices - Superabsorbent components

  • Industrial chemicals - Chelates, flocculants, and dispersants

  • Packaging - Superabsorbent fillers

As a technology provider and supplier, we are open to joint development and supply partnerships for unpartnered market areas. We are actively conducting customer trials for a variety of applications. Send us a message if there is interest in exploring our technology and products further.

In the meantime, here is a video the University of Michigan put together about us:

Ecovia Renewables, a startup that spun out of a chemical engineering lab at the University of Michigan, is developing a superabsorbent biopolymer that could enable the widespread use of compostable diapers, which would greatly reduce the 3.5 million tons of disposable diaper waste currently entering U.S. landfills each year. Credit: Evan Dougherty/Michigan Engineering

See our AzuraGel™ superabsorbent polymer (SAP) material in action:

Demonstrating free swell of our biobased superabsorbent polymer (SAP) compared to synthetic polyacrylate co-polymer (PAM).

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