A Catalyst for New Product Solutions

Myriant's process for the production of specialty chemicals requires the use of proprietary microorganisms to convert sugars into targeted, high-value chemical products. Myriant uses a single-step, anaerobic fermentation process that enables higher productivity and yield than other bio-production processes.

Our team of scientists and researchers accomplishes this by developing proprietary biocatalysts—microorganisms with altered metabolic pathways—designed to produce our target bio-chemicals from a variety of feedstocks.

Our scientific team has a deep understanding of the diverse biochemical pathways within microbial cells. As a result, the team is expert in the bioengineering of systems based on a variety of microorganisms, including E. coli, Bacillus, Streptomyces, Corynbacterium, and Yeast. Engineered microorganisms, just like ours, are widely used today to produce a number of valuable substances including organic acids, vitamins (riboflavin, B2), amino acids (lysine, tryptophan), enzymes, and other fine/specialty chemicals and commodity chemicals.

Tools of our Trade

To satisfy the growing global demand for bio-based chemicals, our scientists leverage multiple techniques to ensure the production of high-value, high performing biochemical products, including:

Metabolic Engineering

Metabolic engineering involves manipulation of a microorganism so that its cells can more efficiently produce a specific, desired substance.

Directed Evolution

Directed evolution is used to create microorganisms with desired characteristics. Through the process of changing genes or a specific set of genes, organisms gain the ability to produce certain specialty chemicals.