Our ideas are based on the fermentative production of bio-based high performance ingredients.
Polyamides have a broad field of application. They are used for sportswear, automotive construction or electronical devices. Moreover, these polymers exhibit mechanical durability and electrical isolation properties. They are also used for grafting or for coating of metal surfaces ranging from technical to decorative applications.
Carotenoids are natural yellow to red colored pigments. They are used in the food and feed industry as colorants or additives. Moreover, there is an increasing interest of the pharmaceutical industry based on their excellent antioxidant properties. These compounds represent natural UV absorbing substances and can be used as sun blockers.
Since its discovery in the 1950s as a natural glutamate producer, Corynebacterium glutamicum is used for the production of industrially relevant compounds and the amino acids glutamate and lysine are produced in a million tons scale. Recently also the production of alcohols, organic acids, diamines and terpenes, such as carotenoids became applicable.