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Verdezyne Advances Biobased Adipic Acid

by Michael McCoy
December 5, 2011 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 89, ISSUE 49

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Credit: Verdezyne
Verdezyne’s process makes adipic acid and other diacids.
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Credit: Verdezyne
Verdezyne’s process makes adipic acid and other diacids.

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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