The Competitive Edge: Corden BioChem : Biofuels Digest


Q: What was the reason for founding your organization – what was the open niche you saw that could be addressed with a new product or service? What was the problem, or gap, or opportunity?

Large-Scale Production / High Capacity

Economy of scale (40m³ / 120m³)

Ramp-up experience / Scale-up skills (starting from 3m³)

Industrializing / Optimization of processes

Q: Tell us about your organization. What do you do?

Corden BioChem is a large-scale industrial manufacturing partner for biotech based products in food, feed, pharma and fine chemicals. “White Biotechnology” is our business.

We are pioneers applying “green chemistry” for intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients.

For sixty years we implemented and optimized large-scale fermentation, downstream, biocatalysis and synthesis processes with world-class efficiency, quality and reliability.

Q: What stage of development are you?

Commercial stage – have mature products or services on the market.

Q: What do your technologies, products or services do and accomplish – how does it (they) work, who is it (they) aimed for?

White Biotechnology is our Business.

We do scale-up, industrialization and full-scale production as well as Commercial supply.

We offer 3000m³ Fermentation capacity and equivalent Downstream capacity.

Q: Competitively, what gives your technology, product or service set an edge in cost

or performance, sustainability, or any other aspect, that makes it stand out from the crowd, In short, what makes it transformative?

We offer customer-made solutions, scale-up skills as well as commercial supply. Customers can grow their business with us in a one-stop-shop. Additionally, Corden BioChem is connected to ICIG with sister companies like Weylchem and Corden Pharma to bring more options to customers.

Q: What are the 3 top milestones you have accomplished in the past 3 years?


  1. Turning the site from a pharma production site to a contract manufacturing organization.
  2. Establishing Business for Food/feed and technical products.
  3. Getting Food and feed certificates of state-of-the-art certification bodies.

Q: What are the 3 top milestones you will accomplish in the next 3 years?


  1. Certification of FSSC22000.
  2. Ramping up business and increase utilization.
  3. Become recognized industrial partner with highest CMO capacity in biotechnology in Europe.


  1. Where can I learn more about Corden BioChem?

Click here to visit Corden BioChem’s website

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