DuPont Tate and Lyle Bio Products

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1,3-propanediol FAQs

1,3-propanediol FAQ

When was the joint venture formed?

DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, LLC, is a joint venture formed in 2004 between DuPont and Tate & Lyle to produce 1,3-propanediol (PDO) from renewably sourced plant feedstocks.

What makes the joint venture successful?

Tate & Lyle brings a history of working with renewable feedstocks and an expertise in fermentation technology. DuPont offers world-class biotechnology expertise and a unique, integrated science approach that marries biology, chemistry and engineering.

What existing ingredients can 1,3-propanediol replace?

Thanks to its performance advantages, 1,3-propanediol can be used across a variety of consumer and industrial applications to replace or enhance the following ingredients:

1,3-propanediol alternate chemistry replacement table

Are products made with 1,3-propanediol biodegradable?

Susterra® propanediol and Zemea® propanediol are both considered readily biodegradable according to OECD Guideline 301 B. The biodegradability of products made with these grades of 1,3-propanediol will depend on the specific product formulation.

How long has Tate & Lyle been operating the Loudon, TN site?

Tate & Lyle began wet milling corn at the Loudon site in August 1982. The site was built by AE Staley and purchased by Tate & Lyle in 1988.

Why was Loudon chosen as the site for the first 1,3-propanediol operations?

The facility was located in Loudon to take advantage of the ready availability of glucose, the main feedstock for 1,3-propanediol production.