Commercialising Sustainable Bio-succinic Acid Since 2010

About Reverdia

Reverdia enables innovative bio-based materials with its industry-leading Biosuccinium®. It works with brand owners and manufacturers on application development for sustainable products based on bio-succinic acid. Produced since 2012, Biosuccinium® is sold globally. Biosuccinium®Technology is also offered under license to value chain partners and co-producers.

Reverdia enables innovative bio-based materials with Biosuccinium®

Announced in 2010, Reverdia is the joint venture of two global leaders in innovation: Royal DSM and Roquette Frères. The company was created for the production, commercialisation and market development of sustainable bio-succinic acid.

Biosuccinium® is a leading bio-based chemical building block which offers the chemical industry a real alternative to various oil-based di-acids. Based on a patented fermentation technology with a best-in-class environmental footprint, Reverdia’s bio-succinic acid has a broad range of applications, from packaging to footwear as well as cosmetics.

In 2012, Reverdia began operating the world’s first dedicated, large-scale plant for succinic acid production from renewable resources in Cassano, Spinola, Italy. The 10,000 tonnes/year plant was the first commercial facility of its kind to use low-pH yeast technology. Since those early days, Reverdia has surpassed its planned technical milestones, growing from a biotechnology start-up to a co-development powerhouse.

Following the successful production of bio-succinic acid under the trademark Biosuccinium® since 2012, Reverdia’s parent companies Royal DSM and Roquette have decided on a strategic shift in the continuing operations of their joint venture. Learn more here.

Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials.

Royal DSM is a global purpose-led, science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living. DSM’s purpose is to create brighter lives for all. DSM addresses with its products and solutions some of the world’s biggest challenges whilst creating simultaneously economic-, environmental- and societal value for all its stakeholders; customers, employees, shareholders, and society-at-large. DSM delivers innovative solutions for human nutrition, animal nutrition, personal care and aroma, medical devices, green products and applications, and new mobility and connectivity. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 23,000 employees. The company was founded in 1902 and is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information can be found at

A family-owned Group serving customers globally, Roquette is a leader in specialty food ingredients and pharmaceutical excipients.

The products and solutions developed by the Group deliver proven technological, nutritional and health benefits precisely tailored to the pharma, nutrition, food and selected industry markets. Roquette’s offer is produced from plant-based raw materials such as corn, wheat, potatoes and peas. Since its foundation over 80 years ago, the Group’s growth has been based on innovation, a passion for the job and a commitment to achieve. Roquette operates in over 100 countries, has a turnover of around 3.2 billion euros and currently employs more than 8,000 people worldwide.  More information can be found at