Catalyzing Commercialization: High-Purity Glucaric Acid Produced by Microbes
The American Institute of Chemical Engineers published this article about Kalion, Inc. in December 2019.
Glucaric Acid Glucuronic Acid
Kalion was founded to take on the significant challenge of commercializing important new molecules that could be derived in a greener manner and offer significant advantages over traditional oil-based molecules. Prof. Kristala Prather at MIT decided using the Department of Energy’s Top Value-Added Chemical from Biomass Report that glucaric acid offered a significant challenge but if successful it could offer a new platform chemical that could would have much to offer the world.
Her success, with glucaric acid and the subsequent development at Kalion has created a high purity glucaric acid that now allows companies and researchers from other universities to fully exploit the unique properties of glucaric acid and related molecules.