16 February 2011 18:53 [Source: ICIS news]
The agreement reached between Myriant and Davy covers the non-exclusive testing and approval of Massachusetts-based Myriant's succinic acid as a feedstock to Davy's production process, the companies said in a joint statement.
The agreement also covers the integration of Myriant’s bio-succinic acid technology with Davy’s butanediol technology to minimise the cost of recovery and purification of the succinic acid for the production of bio-butanediol.
Myriant is constructing the world's first commercial bio-based succinic acid plant in
Bio-succinic acid from renewable feedstocks should prove to be a substitute for petroleum-based maleic anhydride in the production of butanediol, Myriant said.
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