zuChem receives two polyol patents

June 18, 2013 |

In Illinois, zuChem, a producer of unique carbohydrates for human health and nutrition, announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark office has recently issued two patents – US 8,367,346 entitled “Methods for Production of Xylitol in Microorganisms”, and US 8,338,147 entitled “Process for producing D-Mannitol”.

These two patents expand zuChem’s technology portfolio for the fermentative production of natural food sweetener products from renewable feedstocks. The xylitol technology was developed by zuChem in collaboration with the USDA, Agricultural Research Service’s National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research and the Biotechnology Research and Development Corporation under a cooperative research and development agreement.

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