- Chemical synthesis of diacids from fatty acids is challenging. The longer chain diacids, e.g. azelaic acid (C9 diacid), can be used e.g. in production of biobased polymers.
- In this invention degradation of specific chain length fatty acids and diacids is blocked enabling production of diacids useful e.g. in production of bioplastics. Metabolic engineering of lipid pathways and oleaginous yeasts is one of VTT’s key competences.
TRL 4. Technology validated in laboratory environment.