30 September 2009 12:05 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Germany’s BASF and Dutch firm CSM are to undertake production development of biobased succinic acid together through subsidiary companies, the two companies said in a joint statement on Wednesday.
“Both partners have been working on the development of the industrial fermentation and down-stream processing of biobased succinic acid and will start production of commercial quality and volumes in the second quarter of 2010,” the statement added.
The companies said they planned to show that the acid could be produced economically on an industrial scale.
“In addition, the greenhouse gas CO2 will be used as a raw material and fixed during the highly efficient fermentation process, contributing further to sustainable development,” it added.
No financial details of the partnership or the location of the plant have been disclosed.
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