Glycerin, also known as glycerol, is typically obtained as a by-product in the production of fatty acids and fatty acid methyl esters (biodiesel). It has a wide variety of uses including being a carbon source for specialty fermentations.
Cargill is one of the world’s leading producers of polyols. Polyols play a role in stabilizing formulations of fermentation products such as enzymes. We offer a wide range of vegetable oil and carbohydrate based polyols including sorbitol and glycerin. Sugar based polyols such as sorbitol, maltitol and mannitol are available both in liquid and in solid form.