On the 10th “International Conference on Bio-based Materials”, the Innovation Award of “biobased material of the year 2017” took place. Phytowelt is one of the winners 2017 with the chiral raspberry fragrance.
The press release of Nova-Institute contains the following part:
The “International Conference on Bio-based Materials” is a well-established meeting point for companies working in the field of bio-based chemicals and materials. Almost 200 participants, mainly from the industry and representing 25 countries, met in Cologne to discuss the latest developments in the sector.
Third place: Phytowelt GreenTechnologies (DE): High-quality raspberry fragrance with the help of biotechnology
The (R)-alpha-Ionone is the main component of raspberry fragrance. Usually it is synthesized chemically as a racemate which contains the enantiomer (R)-alpha-Ionone as well as the distomer (S)-alpha-Ionone. The (S)-form has a woody and musty flavour which gives the chemical racemate a different and impure fragrance. However, it is complex and uneconomic to separate the two molecules. With its patented process, Phytowelt is now able to produce only the desired (R)-alpha-Ionone. Therefore, the raspberry fragrance is chiral pure, smells intensive and is, because of the biotechnological production, a natural flavour component. It can be used in food, drinks, perfumes, drugs and other applications. This raspberry fragrance is the first natural essence in the market which can be produced in high quantity as well as quality resulting in a high competitive advantage.
Fore pictures of the Innovation Award ceremony please take a look on our facebook page: Phytowelt on Facebook
More information about the conference, the award and the other winners? Take a look here: 10th Biobased Conference – award