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KitoZyme’s KitoGreen obtains EC approval

KitoZyme, a manufacturer of fungal chitosan, has been granted approval for its KitoGreen products by the European Commission as Basic Substances for Plant Protection for multiple applications and crops. In March, the company announced that it had obtained U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approval and was working on some state-level approvals.

KitoZyme developed KitoGreen to offer more sustainable options for farmers who are looking for greener elicitor, antibacterial and antifungal products. KitoGreen is patented, and it is based on the valorization of co-products of the food industry. Being primarily sold as an ingredient for food but also as an ingredient for cosmetics and as a processing aid for winemaking, KitoGreen was eligible for the status of Basic Substance in the European Union.

KitoGreen is derived from Aspergillus niger, and the company has already proven the efficacy of its compound for the prevention and the treatment of fungal diseases on a wide variety of crops, including vegetables, grapes, berries, and sports turfs.

The Belgium-based company is working on commercial partnerships to make the product available in the coming weeks for all users across Europe.

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