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Vanillin with Low Carbon Footprint

Posted: March 20, 2009

A recent analysis conducted by Ostfold Research AS on Borregaard’s (Sarpsborg, Norway) internal data revealed that CO2 emissions from the company’s EuroVanillin Supreme were almost 90% lower than those from vanillin made from guaiacol—a mineral oil derivative.

Attributing this achievement to the use of wood as a raw material, Thomas Marwedel, business director of aroma chemicals at Borregaard, said, “We are sure that vanillin from lignin is the kind of raw material that fits exactly to the needs of contemporary food production today and in the future. It’s green, sustainably produced, climate-friendly with a trustworthy, stable quality.”