November 4, 2010

Glycerine-based chems investment in Malaysia

Two companies announced this week their plans to set up green chem facilities in Malaysia using crude glycerine as feedstock.

France-based renewable chems developer METabolic Explorer said on Tuesday that it will construct a 50,000 tonne/year bio-1,3 propanediol (PDO) plant in Iskandar, Malaysia using crude glycerine as feedstock.

This investment is in partnership with the country's biotech hub Bio-XCell Sdn. Bhd. The facility is expected to have an initial output of 8,000 tonnes.

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