Use patented microbial pathway to produce pharma and nutraceutical ingredients. Start with highest value product, glucaric acid, then address high $$ polymers.
Kalion is an early stage industrial biotech company that will transform the traditional chemical industry by providing low-cost access to glucaric acid using traditional, green, fermentation technology. Glucaric acid was identified as a “Top Value Added Chemicals from Biomass” and multi-billion dollar markets for use glucaric are limited by cost (2004 DOE report). Our technology allows for an order of magnitude improvement in cost to only $1/lb.