Technology

We use microbes to produce a variety of naturally derived surfactants known as biosurfactants with our BioEterna© technology.

It’s easy being green.

And our technology can help. Sustainability is more important than ever. We are contributing to a sustainable future by offering completely natural alternatives to petroleum-based and synthetic surfactants currently used.

Our Product

Microbes
Extraction of biosurfactants
Bulk biosurfactants

What are biosurfactants?

Advanced Soap

Biosurfactants are biologically-based surfactants that disperse oil particles. The molecules envelope oil particles – hydrocarbons – in a structure called micelles, breaking down and separating them for ease of removal.

Applications

At Dispersa, we offer a range of natural and economical biosurfactants that can replace the existing synthetic/petroleum-based surfactants in your products. Our biosurfactants can be integrated in your product line to deliver a 100% green value.

Biosurfactants are known for their pleasant skin softening feeling which comes with their naturally sourced origins. You can replace or introduce our eco-friendly ingredients into your cosmetics product line, from shampoos, to moisturizers, micellar water, and more. We can help you achieve a 100%-natural seal on your products with our bio-ingredients.

FAQs

What are biosurfactants and how do they work?

Biosurfactants are naturally-derived surfactants that disperse oil particles. The molecules envelope oil particles – hydrocarbons – in a structure called micelles, breaking down and separating them for ease of removal.

What is the difference between surfactants and biosurfactants?

The main difference is in how they are produced – surfactants are typically derived from petroleum or synthetic chemicals, while biosurfactants are derived from biological organisms. The specific molecular structures differ, however functionally they play the same role.

Are there microbes in your final product?

No, there are no microbes (bacteria) in our final products – our surfactants are extracted from bacterial cultures without the living organisms themselves. This is in contrast to other approaches that use live microbes to break down oil (e.g. using living microbes to “eat” oil in oil spills).

Why are you called ‘Dispersa’?

Dispersa is derived from the word dispersant, which a major function of surfactants. Our core technology was originally inspired by finding non-toxic alternatives to dispersants used in oil-spill remediation, and our name pays homage to that history!

If you are interested in exploring how our technology can make your products greener, contact us.