Blue California has expanded its natural flavor and fragrance portfolio of captive ingredients by producing a clean, sustainable nerolidol.
Nerolidol is a rare sesquiterpene alcohol ubiquitous in nature and found in many flowers and plants, particularly in Seville orange flower, also known as neroli, which gives the aroma chemical its name.
The material is first in a full range of natural ingredients in the 2022 pipeline of Blue California’s Taste, Smell and Beauty Division.
Kathy Oglesby, head of flavors and fragrances at Blue California, said, "Biotechnology is opening doors to sustainable ingredients that weren't previously possible. Our collaboration with innovation partner Conagen provides efficient and effective commercialization, leading us to deliver to our client-creators a full range of captive ingredients, trademarked Plantarôme, for use in our flavors and fragrances."
Oglesby added, "Nerolidol is a foundational material with many uses in many markets. Plantarôme S is a sandalwood type material, and Plantarôme M, which is a natural musk, are both creating a lot of excitement in the marketplace.”
Casey Lippmeier, Ph.D., vice president of innovation at Conagen, said, "The launch of nerolidol is symbolic of the collaboration between Blue California and Conagen as we advance in the markets we can serve. Together, we are revolutionizing the flavor and fragrance ingredient industry with our disruptive capabilities for producing clean, sustainable solutions and product applications."