Dutch DSM JV to build 10,000 tonne/year bio-succinic acid plant

29 June 2010 21:35  [Source: ICIS news]

WASHINGTON (ICIS news)--Reverdia, the newly formed joint venture of Dutch chemical company DSM and France-based Roquette Freres, will start operations at a new 10,000 tonne/year bio-succinic acid plant in late 2011, a DSM executive said on Tuesday.

The location of the plant was not disclosed.

France-based Reverdia would produce succinic acid using such feedstock as wheat and corn. The joint venture was considering biomass as a future feedstock, said Will van den Tweel, business manager for DSM White Biotechnology.

He spoke at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and Bioprocessing in Washington.

Reverdia is currently producing 300 tonnes/year of bio-succinic acid at a demonstration plant in France.

The BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotech and Bioprocessing ends on Wednesday.

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