What are biobased chemicals?

Many are confused by the terms ‘biodegradable’ and ‘biobased’.  Whilst both incorporate the phrase ‘bio’, they do not mean the same thing. Biobased chemicals are building blocks made from sugars, fats and oils, lignin and proteins manufactured to replace standard biodegradable petroleum-based chemicals.

Biobased chemistry represents an historic opportunity to a create a new generation of renewable, sustainable products. Biobased chemicals are virtually the same as their petroleum-based counterparts, but are manufactured from renewable resources.

Recent advances in biotechnology are now making it possible to manufacture many traditional chemicals — and many promising new alternatives— from renewable biomass instead of petroleum.

Using biotechnology to produce chemicals from renewable resources can significantly reduce dependence on petroleum and cut greenhouse gas emissions, cut energy use and reduce negative environmental impact.

Our full range of amBIO™ biobased cleaning products are used by most industry sectors because of their effectiveness, safety and genuine environmental benefits. Designed for you and the environment.


amBIO™ provides natural, non-toxic, high-performance cleaning products for your home.   Have peace of mind knowing that your home cleaning products are safe and environmentally sound.


amBIO™ powerful plant-based products effectively break through dirt and grime. Easy and safe to use,  amBIO™ provides a cost-effective and environmentally sound solution for your cleaning team.