Commercialising Sustainable Bio-succinic Acid Since 2010
Reverdia Company Overview
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.
Reverdia targets long-term client partnerships to develop the biomaterials market. It is a lead partner in value chain innovation projects, backed by its experienced parent companies.
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders simultaneously. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM and its associated companies deliver annual net sales of about €10 billion with approximately 25,000 employees. The company is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information can be found at www.dsm.com.
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 www.roquette.com.