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Masters of microorganisms

Masters of micro- organisms

We apply a system-level approach to designing a microorganism and production process at the same time. This lets us reshape every part of a cell’s complex internal machinery for maximum efficiency. We call this bioengineering.

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Fermentation A better way to produce butylene glycol

Fermentation Blueprint
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For thousands of years, fermentation has been used to create staples of our society.

We have fine-tuned this ancient technology by introducing a catalyst, a proprietary microbe that under precise temperatures and conditions efficiently ferments sugar extracted from plants into 1,3-butylene glycol in a direct one step process.

Winner of the EPA 2020 Green Chemistry Challenge Award, Brontide® natural butylene glycol is sustainably produced and can help lower your product’s environmental impact.

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See the Difference

Conventional Petrochemical Process vs Sustainable Process

Source matters

Brontide butylene glycol is made from renewable plant-based sugars. Petroleum-based butylene glycol is made from acetaldehyde, which is a mutagen and Group 1 carcinogen.

Lower carbon footprint

The combination of renewable feedstocks and biology-based process results in 50% less global warming potential than the conventional butylene glycol process.

Biology can provide a better way

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Harnessing the power of biology

our biobased processes can help the personal care industry meet the consumer demand for natural and sustainable products without compromising on performance

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