January 20, 2010

World's first bio-succinic plant running

Just got hold of this news about Bioamber -- a joint venture between US company DNP Green Technology and France-based ARD (Agro-industrie Recherches et Développements) -- announcing the successful commission of their new bio-based succinic acid plant in Pomacle, France.

The 2,000 metric tons/year facility is producing succinic acid from wheat-derived glucose, which can be used in applications such as plastics, polyurethanes, polyesters, plasticizers, solvents and de-icers.

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