US DuPont acquires xylose isomerase technology from US Verdezyne

17 December 2012 22:56  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US-based renewable chemicals producer Verdezyne said on Monday it has sold its xylose isomerase technology to DuPont for use in the biofuels and biochemical fields.

The technology enables the metabolism of 5-carbon sugars, converting them into fuels and chemicals to be used in various products, Verdezyne said.

The industrial biotechnology company reduces the dependence on oil by using yeast fermentation to produce a variety of intermediates used in nylons and other plastics.

“Biomass bioprocessing is opening up unique market opportunities across a wide range of DuPont businesses, and the Verdezyne technology is a natural fit for the company’s cellulosic portfolio,” said John Ranieri, vice president of industrial biosciences at DuPont.

Financial terms were not disclosed.


By: Tracy Dang
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