May 20, 2014

PTT-MCC signs bio-succinic acid contract with BioAmber

I'm still trying to catch up with a lot of news that came out the past few weeks but unfortunately this week is a deadline week for me for Tecnon OrbiChem's Bio-Materials newsletter, so I'll make some of my postings brief.

Here is one from BioAmber about its first succinic acid take-or-pay contract with PTT-MCC Biochem, a joint venture formed in 2011 between Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation and PTT Public Company Limited of Thailand.  PTT-MCC was established to develop and produce polybutylene succinate (PBS), a biodegradable plastic made from succinic acid and butanediol (BDO). The company is currently building its first PBS plant in Map Ta Phut, Rayong, Thailand, with a capacity of 20 ktpa.

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