Daicel has collaborative research with Nihon University, using wild-type bacteria, which produce erythritol from glycerin. Chitose is a specialist in bacterial mutagenesis and has developed a process for microbial butanediol production. Both companies will collaborate to improve the yield of various C-4 compounds from glycerol.
Nikkei Biotech news release, October 24, 2018
Daicel and Chitose to collaborate on C-4 chemicals from glycerol