Issue Date: December 5, 2011
Verdezyne Advances Biobased Adipic Acid
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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