14 June 2011 17:42 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--Genomatica has successfully produced bio-butanediol (BDO) at demonstration-scale through a partnership with UK-based food ingredients producer Tate & Lyle, the ?xml:namespace>
The production of BDO from renewable feedstock was performed in a 13,000 litre tank at Tate & Lyle’s facility in
“We expect to be in commercial production in late 2012, with world-scale plants in the
The company added that continued success during the demonstration-scale stage will validate the design and basic engineering package for construction of the first commercial-scale plant.
“We are very pleased with the rapid scale-up of the bio-BDO demonstration project at our
The partnership includes the development of a process for manufacturing BDO from biomass, which is at pilot stage in a research and development facility in Rivalta, northern
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