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