Verdezyne wins patent for bio-based adipic acid

By Frank Esposito
Senior Staff Reporter

Published: August 24, 2012 6:00 am ET

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Topics Materials, Suppliers, Sustainability

CARLSBAD, CALIF. (Aug. 24, 1 p.m. ET) — Biotechnology firm Verdezyne Inc. has been granted a patent for a production process patent for a bio-based adipic acid — a key feedstock for nylon 6/6 resin.

Carlsbad, Calif.-based Verdezyne designed the process specifically for nylon 6/6 production, officials said in a recent news release. The firm’s bio-based adipic acid also can be used as a feedstock for thermoplastic polyurethanes and coatings.

Officials added that their material will be cost-advantaged when compared to standard adipic acid, as well as being more environmentally friendly.

“Verdezyne’s proprietary process allows us to produce adipic acid at high yields…from any plant-based oil,” chief scientific officer Stephen Picataggio said in the release. “Since our feedstock position is not carbohydrate-based, we are also not competing for sugar in the food or energy value chain.”

Investors in Verdezyne include DSM Venturing BV and BP Alternative Energy Futures.


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