SAN DIEGO--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Allylix, Inc. announced today that it has begun production of valencene for the flavor and fragrance industry in large-scale commercial quantities, utilizing 200,000 liter fermentation tanks.
“A stable supply of valencene and other valuable terpenes from natural sources has been a challenge for the flavor and fragrance industry. Our ability to scale production solves this problem.”
“Our capacity to produce valencene at this level means we can supply customers as much material as they need, on an ongoing basis, with consistent high quality,” said Carolyn Fritz, Allylix’s CEO. “A stable supply of valencene and other valuable terpenes from natural sources has been a challenge for the flavor and fragrance industry. Our ability to scale production solves this problem.”
Valencene is an orange flavor and fragrance material, currently being used as a key element in beverage, confection and OTC healthcare flavors, among other applications. Traditional methods of producing valencene entail extracting it from the peel of valencene oranges, meaning the cost and supply fluctuate depending on the yearly harvest. Long term, Allylix’s fermentation process offers a stable supply of valencene at a fifth or less of the cost of these traditional methods.
The biotechnology firm’s fermentation technology can be used to produce a variety of high value terpenes across different industries. Other applications include food ingredients, insect repellents, and other specialty chemicals.
"Today's announcement confirms Allylix’s ability to scale to a level that can meet significant product demand,” said Craig Warren, former research director with International Flavors & Fragrances and consultant to Allylix.
About Allylix, Inc.
Allylix, Inc. develops terpene products and their derivatives for the flavor and fragrance, food ingredient, pharmaceutical, agricultural and biofuel markets. Allylix's technology produces high-value natural terpenes in greater quantities, of higher quality, and at significantly lower cost than traditional sources. For more information, visit www.allylix.com.