31 Jul '17, 10am

#Verdezyne groundbreaking for first bio-based #DDDA plant; replacing petroleum

Verdezyne groundbreaking for first bio-based DDDA plant; replacing petroleum 31 July 2017 Verdezyne Inc., a synthetic biology company producing bio-based chemicals, held a groundbreaking ceremony for its VerdePalm plant, Verdezyne’s first commercial-scale renewable chemicals manufacturing facility, in southern Malaysia. The new facility is designed to produce bio-based long chain diacids via fermentation of Verdezyne’s proprietary yeast, which has been engineered to use non-food biomass to produce high value chemicals. The first product produced at VerdePalm will be dodecanedioic acid (DDDA)—a 12-carbon diacid that is a component of many consumer products currently made from petroleum. DDDA is a main building block of FerroShield, Verdezyne’s nitrate-free dibasic acid mixture used in a variety of corrosion inhibitor applications. FerroShield can be used in numerous corrosi...

Full article: http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/07/20170731-verdezyn...

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