Verdezyne is reducing dependence on oil by changing the way chemicals are made for numerous currently petroleum-derived consumer products. Our proprietary yeast fermentation technology produces a wide range of products. We have a feedstock-flexible platform which allows yeast to utilize a variety of plant-based oils and their by-products. Alternatively, the yeast can utilize petroleum-derived feedstocks to produce chemicals using a more environmentally friendly manufacturing process.
Our ability to use multiple feedstocks makes us less vulnerable to the effects of price and supply volatility, which is the case with technologies that rely solely on sugar or petroleum as a feedstock. In addition to renewable feedstocks, Verdezyne’s environmentally friendly and safer production methods are expected to generate less CO2 than petroleum-based processes, offering a reduced carbon footprint.
Dodecanedioic acid (DDDA) is used in the production of high-performance nylon 6,12, molding resins, as well as adhesives and powder coatings. It is traditionally produced from butadiene via a multi-step chemical process. Verdezyne has leveraged its yeast platform for cost-advantaged production of DDDA from economically available plant-oil sourced feedstocks. Verdezyne’s Biolon DDDA is a valuable target intermediate that can transform the nylon 6,12 market.
Dibasic Acid mixtures impart exceptional ferrous corrosion inhibition properties and can be used in various corrosion inhibitor applications. FerroShield HC is a nitrate-free mixture of long-chain dibasic acids and provides optimal corrosion resistance when formulated as an amine salt.
FerroShield HC Dibasic Acid Mixture offers superior corrosion resistance balanced with hard water stability when diluted in a Metalworking Fluid.
Sebacic acid is an intermediate used in the production of nylon 6,10, a plastic widely used in everyday household items like toothbrush bristles and fishing line. It is also found in coatings, adhesives and resins. Sebacic acid is currently produced from a limited supply of castor oil. Verdezyne has demonstrated proof of concept for cost-advantaged production of sebacic acid from more economically available plant-oil sourced feedstocks.
Adipic Acid is a key component of nylon 6,6 and thermoplastic polyurethanes. Everyday products that contain adipic acid include clothing, footwear, furniture, carpets, automobile parts and nylon fabric. Verdezyne is currently the only company that has demonstrated production and recovery of adipic acid at pilot scale through fermentation of economically available plant-oil sourced feedstocks. Adipic acid is currently produced from benzene, a carcinogenic petroleum fraction.