Senior Director of Fermentation and Process Chemistry Theron Hermann Dr. Hermann came to Myriant in 2008 from OmniGene BioProducts where he had developed fermentation processes for the commercial production of vitamins and enzymes for BASF and DSM. Previously he was with Hoffmann-LaRoche where he directed a pilot plant, analytical support and served as consultant for strain improvement and large scale antibiotic production. At Myriant, his group did the scale-up, commissioning and training for succinic acid fermentation at MLPI. The fermentation group has also optimized microorganisms for the utilization of corn, sugar cane, cellulose, glycerol and sorghum feedstocks to succinic acid, lactic and muconic acid. The analytical group is responsible for product release QC and well as support for Woburn R&D and application development. Dr. Hermann earned his M.S. in Microbiology from the University of Wisconsin and received his Ph.D. from the Waksman Institute of Microbiology at Rutgers.
The Same Chemicals, the Same Products—Just a Lot Greener At Myriant, we know there's a better, greener way to produce the products people use every day. And we're realizing that vision—displacing barrels of petroleum by manufacturing and selling high-value chemicals made from renewable, sustainable feedstocks. As companies and consumers look for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and transition away from petroleum's price volatility, Myriant has the solution: our proven technology platform and strategic feedstock selection enable Myriant to deliver high-quality, high-performing, green chemicals at a competitive, more-predictable cost versus petroleum-based chemicals without the need for government subsidies. That's what we call a sustainable advantage. Our platform produces a broad pipeline of bio-based chemicals including bio-succinic acid and its derivatives and other bio-based chemical intermediates that perform equal to, or better than, traditional petroleum-based chemicals. Our bio-based chemicals integrate seamlessly into existing chemical production processes to provide a wide range of consumer applications.