Origin Materials and Minafin Group Form Strategic Partnership to Industrialize Carbon Negative Chemicals and Materials

Minafin’s Green Chemistry Division and Origin enter into a strategic partnership to industrialize specialty chemicals based on Origin’s carbon negative materials.

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif., February 7, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Origin Materials, Inc. (“Origin” or “Origin Materials”) (NASDAQ: ORGN, ORGNW), the global leader in carbon negative materials whose mission is to enable the global transition to sustainable materials, and the Green Chemistry Division of Minafin Group (“Minafin”), a global specialty chemicals company, enter into a strategic partnership to industrialize high value-added specialty materials based on Origin’s carbon negative materials .

The partnership includes several areas of collaboration and is an important step in bringing cost-competitive bio-based products to market with applications in the pharmaceutical, agricultural, cosmetic and personal care, and automotive industries. As part of this partnership, Pennakem, a subsidiary of Minafin, aims to develop new technologies with Origin in order to further expand the market for Pennakem’s bio-based products. Through this partnership, Origin aims to develop and industrialize additional high-value products based on its core technology platform, leveraging Minafin’s proprietary technologies, manufacturing know-how and customer relationships.

Additionally, Minafin’s EcoXtract® business unit is in talks with Origin to commercialize its breakthrough bio-based extraction process using sustainable carbon-negative materials produced by Origin. The EcoXtract® process efficiently extracts vegetable oils useful for food, cosmetics and other applications.

“Partnering with Minafin’s Green Chemistry division is an important step in our mission to transition the world to sustainable materials,” said Rich Riley, co-CEO of Origin Materials. “The opportunity to work together is remarkably broad, and we are excited to co-develop high value-added products. Minafin brings technologies and know-how that will further enable us to deliver value across a wide range of specialty chemical end markets. “

“This partnership with Origin Materials will play an important role in unlocking the additional potential of our products and technologies across the world and demonstrates the new structure within the Minafin Group,” added Gust Desmedt, CEO of the Green Chemistry division of Minafin. “This partnership will enable our customers to accelerate their transition to our innovative bio-based alternatives through improved competitiveness and supply reliability.”

About original materials
Based in West Sacramento, Origin Materials is the global leader in carbon negative materials. Origin’s mission is to enable the global transition to sustainable materials. For more than a decade, Origin has developed a platform to turn the carbon in inexpensive, abundant, non-food biomass, like sustainable wood residues, into useful materials while capturing carbon in the process. Origin’s patented technology platform can help revolutionize the production of a wide range of end products, including apparel, textiles, plastics, packaging, auto parts, tires, carpets, toys, etc., with an addressable market of approximately $1 trillion. Additionally, Origin’s technology platform is expected to provide stable pricing largely decoupled from the oil supply chain, which is exposed to more volatility than supply chains based on sustainable wood residues. Origin’s patented core technology, economy and carbon impact are supported by a growing list of major global customers and investors. For more information, visit www.originmaterials.com.

About Pennakem, LLC
Pennakem, a subsidiary of the Belgian Minafin group, is an innovative specialty chemicals company with over 60 years of experience in the development and manufacture of bio-based chemicals. Pennakem is the world’s largest supplier of specialty bio-based products derived from furfural, with demonstrated value in pharmaceutical, agricultural and rubber additive processes and environmentally friendly solvent applications. Pennakem is the leader in bio-based solutions in the growing markets of green chemistry and specialty chemicals. For more information, visit https://pennakem.com/.

About EcoXtract®
EcoXtract®, a business unit of the Belgian Minafin group, brings to the animal feed market a 100% bio-based and safe extraction solution for oils, vegetable proteins and natural ingredients. This revolutionary and award-winning innovation is bio-based (made from non-food raw materials), safer for human health (same classification as ethanol) and with CO2 impact ten times lower than the petrochemical solvent currently used. For more information, visit https://ecoxtract.com/.

About Minafin Group
The Minafin Group is a leading developer and manufacturer of fine chemicals with three main areas of expertise: health chemistry, green chemistry and challenge chemistry. Minafin operates six industrial manufacturing sites in Europe and North America. They provide customers in the pharmaceutical, cosmetics, agricultural and high-tech sectors with a range of proprietary products, custom manufacturing, industrial process development and services, and versatile green chemistry formulations. Minafin invests significantly in R&D to create value for its customers by specializing in eco-responsible innovations and solutions that provide a competitive and sustainable advantage. Its strong industrial capabilities are consolidated through seven business units: Minakem, Pennakem, Minasolve, Minagro, EcoXtract, Minascent and Pressure Chemicals, which generated over €243m in revenue in 2020. Founded in 2004 as a A private industrial company, Minafin is headquartered in Belgium and employs more than 900 people. For more information, visit http://minafin.com/.

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