Genomatica produces bio-based butylene glycol

Genomatica produces bio-based butylene glycol

7:13 AM, 16th January 2019
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SAN DIEGO, US: Genomatica announced large-scale commercial production of its Brontide™ butylene glycol. Over 600 tons of high-purity, naturally-sourced Brontide was produced in under five weeks and packaged in thousands of drums. Both quality and consistency were exceptional, with purity varying by less than 0.08%, across 21 production lots.

This large volume of Brontide was eagerly welcomed by Genomatica’s marketing partners – Daicel, Azelis and Viachem and by over 250 formulators that have received product samples to evaluate Brontide for use in their personal care and cosmetic products.

Brontide is made from plant-based sugars, using Genomatica’s safe and sustainable fermentation-based process technology. Genomatica is now providing a markedly better way for the personal care industry to address consumer demand for more natural ingredients and improved sustainability. It delivers the same performance as petroleum-based butylene glycol.

Genomatica produces Brontide at a Novamont fermentation-based production plant in Italy. Not only is Brontide the only butylene glycol made directly from sugars in the world, it conforms to the ISO 16128 definition as a natural ingredient and is also the only butylene glycol produced in Europe.

“The Brontide will support the product introductions being made by our first wave of customers. Genomatica knows how to produce bio-based, renewably-sourced ingredients on a large scale. That means formulators can make more natural products and differentiate themselves, and the personal care industry gains increased supply,” said Damien Perriman, Genomatica’s senior VP.

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