Press Release, Processing, Products, R&D

Reverdia gets bio-succinic acid patents

The renewable chemicals market seems to be quiet in general but I am hoping to get fresh updates next month especially in the bioplastics sector when I attend the NPE International Plastics trade show next month. And yes, I am also looking forward to getting out of New York City and into the warmer weather of Orlando.

In the meantime, as I work on my Bio-Materials newsletter, here is a recent bio-succinic acid news from Reverdia. The company announced that it has been granted exclusive rights to newly approved patents from its parent company, DSM, covering innovative yeast-based succinic acid production technology. These patents have been approved in Europe, Japan and Canada covering key technology to make economically-viable and sustainable bio-based succinic acid.

Reverdia is currently producing bio-succinic acid at Roquette’s biorefinery site in Cassano, Italy, with 10 ktpa capacity. Reverdia is a joint venture between DSM and Roquette.

Reverdia plans to offer its bio-based succinic acid production technology under license.

Patents Granted

  • CA 2730595 entitled LOW PH DICARBOXYLIC ACID PRODUCTION was granted in Canada on 16 December 2014.
  • EP2220232 entitled SUCCINIC ACID PRODUCTION IN A EUKARYOTIC CELL was granted in Europe on 3 September 2014.
  • JP5641938 entitled SUCCINIC ACID PRODUCTION IN A EUKARYOTIC CELL was granted in Japan on 7 November 2014.
  • CA 2704654 entitled SUCCINIC ACID PRODUCTION IN A EUKARYOTIC CELL was granted in Canada on 10 February 2015.

As for news from other bio-succinic acid producers, the blog has not heard anything coming from Myriant, Succinity and BioAmber, although the latter recently announced a new chief financial officer, and it should soon release its earnings results for Q4.

About Doris de Guzman

Will Green Chemistry save the world or is it hype?

Doris de Guzman examines alternative processing, new technology, R&D and other sustainability initiatives aimed at preventing pollution; replacing ingredients; and using renewable feedstocks in Green Chemistry.

She has been covering the oleochemicals market for 15 years and spread her beat to inorganics, biofuels and green chemistry.


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