But the blogging has to continue. Let's start with industrial biotechnology firm Verdezyne, which I have not had any updates since mid-2012.
Last month, Verdezyne said it has partnered with Universal Fiber Systems LLC and its operating companies Universal Fibers and Premiere Fibers, to develop sustainable carpet fiber and apparel yarns using Verdezyne's bio-based adipic acid.
Universal Fiber Systems is a global multi-polymer fiber producer, and markets its yarn systems globally to the residential, commercial, automotive and high-performance apparel industries.
Recalling past posts about bio-based adipic acid, Nexant presented several possible routes for the production of this chemical:
- Direct fermentation to adipic acid
- Bio-based benzene --> KA Oil --> adipic acid
- Muconic acid --> adipic acid
- Bio-based butadiene --> adipic acid
- Glucaric acid --> adipic acid