April 28, 2011

Genomatica partners with Mitsubishi on bio-BDO

Mitsubishi Chemical and Genomatica are two busy bees this week as fresh from the presses, Genomatica just announced its joint venture partnership with Mitsubishi for the production of bio-BDO as well as other renewable-based chemicals.

The blog mentioned this week the possibility of Mitsubishi selling a 100% renewable-based polybutylene succinate (PbS) -- made from succinic acid and 1,4 butanediol -- and I guess this will come sooner than later with this latest partnership announcement coinciding along with Mitsubishi's recent deal with BioAmber on bio-succinic acid supply and planned production in Thailand.
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