Glycos Biotechnologies, Inc. ("GlycosBio") is an international biochemical company commercializing the production of sustainable chemicals made from renewable feedstocks. Our molecules for synthetic rubber and our specialty chemicals that support the biodegradable plastics industry are “drop-in replacements” that integrate seamlessly into existing petrochemical supply chains, offering economic and cost benefits greater than those available from conventional petrochemical-based production processes.
GlycosBio’s chemical platform upgrades renewable, sustainable non-food feedstocks into high-value specialty and intermediate chemicals. Renewable carbon sources such as waste fatty acids, crude glycerin and non-food sugar streams are low-value, carbon-rich starting materials that are widely available today. When compared to conventional sugar-based fermentations, our approach is more efficient, with higher process yields that translate into superior financial performance.
GlycosBio’s fatty acid feedstock platform can integrate into existing agricultural and specialty biochemical processes that traditionally use glucose (sugar). By integrating GlycosBio’s fatty acid feedstock platform with existing yeast or bacterial platforms, today’s industrial biotechnology production facilities (biorefineries) can gain higher yields, diversify their feedstock strategies, and most importantly, lower cost compared to existing production processes.
GlycosBio's Lactic Acid platform supports food additive, cosmetic ingredient and, industrial applications, including use as a precursor to polylactic acid (PLA), which is used to make biodegradable plastics. The technology platform uses a diverse set of feedstocks including crude glycerol, PFAD, and sugars.
GlycosBio’s Bio-SIM® (Bio-based Synthetic Isoprene Monomer) is an intermediate chemical used in the production of synthetic rubber. Isoprene and other C-5 olefins are in short supply globally. Bio-based production offers cost and yield advantages over petroleum-based isoprene.