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High-purity glucaric acid is a powerful chemical in industrial settings such as water treatment in preventing corrosion.

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High-purity glucaric acid enables powerful new materials and enhances the mechanical properties of existing materials.

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Glucaric acid is used in Adderall®. Glucoronic acid and glucaric acid are also used as nutraceuticals.

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Why Kalion?

Our proprietary fermentation production of glucaric acid and glucuronic acid allows us to produce the highest purity available in the market. We are able to leverage the inherent selectivity of enzymes to generate high-purity bio-based products.
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Our Science

We create very pure chemicals through advanced fermentation methods. We are able to do this utilizing our patented microbes which are created using proprietary synthetic biology techniques.







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Kalion completes first, full-scale glucaric acid production

Industrial biotech company presents update and additional growth plan at leading industry conference

Building a better chemical factory—out of microbes

Metabolic engineers have a problem: cells are selfish. The scientists want to use microbes to produce chemical compounds for industrial applications. The microbes prefer to concentrate on their own...

Kalion Inc. Teams with Agile BioFoundry To Win DOE Grant to Advance Bio-based Glucaric Acid

Kalion Inc. (pronounced KAL-LEE-ON), along with 8 other companies, was selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to receive $5.7 million in funding with the Agile BioFoundry consortium...

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