Connecticut, US-based renewable chemical company, P2 Science, has partnered with global engineering company, Desmet Ballestra SpA (DBI), for the commercialization of Ballestra’s reactor technology in P2’s proprietary ozonolysis process for the production of flavor, fragrance and cosmetic ingredients using biomass for feedstock.
P2’s ozonolysis technology for the conversion of vegetable oils and terpenes has demonstrated lab-scale success, particularly in the fragrance ingredient market. P2 has already installed and run a pilot scale falling film reactor from Ballestra at P2’s lab in New Haven, CT.
The partnership is initially focused on scaling up the technology to support production and sale of commercial quantities of products within a 12 month timeframe. Longer-term the companies recognize many larger scale markets beyond flavors and fragrances where the jointly developed technology could be applied, including surfactants and polymer intermediates.
Ballestra said it continually seeks to broaden the application of its technology to additional growing chemical markets. The partnership with P2 around P2’s ozonolysis process is an important part of this strategy.