Bicard dyes are less polluting than classical petrochemical dyes mostly because their production process is much cleaner. Each kilogram of regular dye necessitates the use of 100 kg of heavy oil, 10 kg of toxic chemicals and 1000 L of water as well as energy to heat the mixtures up to 300 °C. Our microorganisms produce the same amount of dye using no petrol, no chemicals, and grow in 5 times less water at room temperature. We have calculated that the energy savings of replacing the 1 MTons of petro-dyes by ours amounts to the CO2 generated annually by one million vehicles. We are currently conducting a Life Cycle Analysis with a partner and will publish more precise results as soon as they’re out.