Sustainable Recovery of High Added-Value Vanilla Compounds from Wastewater Using Green Solvents

Raquel Cañadas, María González-Miquel,* Emilio J. González, Almudena Núñez de Prado, Ismael Díaz, and Manuel Rodríguez

Vanillin, the second most demanded flavoring agent after saffron, is a universally natural flavoring compound extensively used to enhance the aroma and flavor of several end-use products. 

A spanish research group recently came out a paper comparing EcoXtract with other green solvents as alternatives to petroleum solutions. They concluded that EcoXtract is “proved to be the most efficient sustainable solvent for the recovery of the high added-value phenolic compounds of interest” from aqueous streams. Read more here.