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Roquette and Bonumose Sign a Global Cooperation Agreement Supporting Tagatose Growth

Roquette, a global leader in plant-based ingredients and a leading provider of pharmaceutical excipients, and Bonumose, a pioneer in enzymatic solutions for rare monosaccharide production, are pleased to announce the signing of a Cooperation Agreement that aims to advance the development of tagatose, a natural-origin sweetener with clinically proven health benefits.

This collaboration combines Roquette’s extensive experience in starch and starch-based sweetener production with Bonumose’s cutting-edge enzymatic technology. By leveraging the strengths of both companies, the agreement aims to enhance the scalability of tagatose, reaffirming Roquette’s commitment to innovative sugar management solutions.

“Roquette is proud to partner with Bonumose to advance tagatose growth,” expresses Anne Hirsch, Head of Sugar Management at Roquette. “We recognize the potential of Bonumose’s innovative enzyme technology, which produces high-purity tagatose. Our large-scale starch sweetener production expertise can significantly enhance processing efficiency post enzymatic conversion. This partnership aligns with our long-term vision of sustainable production and meeting the growing global demand for sweetening solutions.”

Ed Rogers, CEO of Bonumose, adds: “Tagatose closely matches the taste, flavor, and cookability of white sugar while offering health benefits such as reduced calories and an ultra-low glycemic index. We are excited to collaborate with Roquette, given their engineering prowess, and multiple market routes. We are happy to welcome Roquette into our expanding ecosystem of strategic partners supporting tagatose adoption.”

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