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CCT collaboration for Givaudan

Flavours and fragrances giant Givaudan has agreed a research collaboration for the development of sustainable fragrance ingredients from renewable carbon, with US-based LanzaTech, which describes itself as a carbon capture and transformation (CCT) company. No commercial terms were disclosed.

Their joint work is expected to leverage LanzaTech’s synthetic biology capability, which has so far mainly converted waste carbon sources to ethanol via a proprietary biocatalyst and its subsequent conversion into downstream materials. However, it will go beyond this to “establish novel pathways to key fragrance ingredients used across the Givaudan portfolio” as part of the firm’s wider sustainability goals.

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