Volume 89 Issue 49 | p. 20 | Concentrates
Issue Date: December 5, 2011

Verdezyne Advances Biobased Adipic Acid

Department: Business
Keywords: biobased chemicals, adipic acid, yeast
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Verdezyne’s process makes adipic acid and other diacids.
Credit: Verdezyne
Verdezyne has opened a pilot plant in Carlsbad, Calif., that makes adipic acid, a raw material for nylon 6,6, from non-food-plant raw materials. CEO W. William Radany says the firm’s yeast-based production process can make adipic acid at a lower cost than current petrochemical routes.
 
Verdezyne’s process makes adipic acid and other diacids.
Credit: Verdezyne

Verdezyne has opened a pilot plant in Carlsbad, Calif., that makes adipic acid, a raw material for nylon 6,6, from plant raw materials. CEO E. William Radany says the firm’s yeast-based fermentation process can make adipic acid at a lower cost than current petrochemical routes and with fewer emissions of CO2.

 
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