May 4, 2010

DuPont Tate & Lyle expands bio-PDO

There are so many green news today that include Codexis, GlycosBio, Elevance and DuPont. We'll first focus on DuPont as it has been awhile since the blog last heard of any biotech-based chemical news from them.

DuPont's joint venture, DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, LLC, announced today that it is expanding production of bio-based 1,3 propanediol (Bio-PDO™) by 35% at its Loudon, Tennessee, facility, starting in June, and expected to be complete by second quarter 2011. Last I recall, DuPont's current bio-PDO capacity is around 45,000 tonnes/year.

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