The saponin surfactant is ideally suited for bioremediation purposes, since it is a biologically degradable product that can stay in site. The saponin surfactant is a powerfull product that is effective at very low concentrations. The market for biosurfactants is expected to grow rapidly in the coming years, with a growth of 3.5% per annum. In 2011 the market had reached US$ 1.7 Billion, is expected to reach 2.2 Billion in 2018 with an expected volume of 476,512.2 tons, costing US$ 4.62/ton.[1]

A saponin based product for the fertilizer manufacturers is most interesting, because it is more efficacious then industry standards. In 2013, some of our studies showed that several of our products can be used in the potash industry. The work on frothers is very promising, even though refinements and formulations still need to be done. This frother product would be a novel one in this industry. We have started discussing this work with UBC, because they are leading in frother development and assessments in Canada. We offer a  product that according to our SRC study is enough to meet or beat the performance of Dow 250 or MIBC[2] which are industry standards against which Saskatchewan Research Council has tested new frothers.


[1]Transparency market research, Biosurfactants Market - Global Scenario, Raw Material and Consumption Trends, Industry Analysis, Size, Share and Forecasts 2011 - 2018  

[2]MIBC, methyl-isobutyl-carbinol, a secondary alcohol. Its formula is C6H14O and has a flash point of 42oC.