BioAmber to make biosuccinic, BDO at Canada plant

29 August 2011 15:41  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--BioAmber will build its first North American biosuccinic acid plant in Sarnia, Ontario, Canada, the US-based renewable chemistry company said on Monday.

The plant is scheduled to be operational by 2013. It will have an initial capacity of 17,000 tonnes/year of biosuccinic acid, which will double by 2014, the company said.

The plant will be run by BioAmber subsidiary Bluewater Biochemicals.

Additionally, BioAmber plans to produce butanediol (BDO) at the Sarnia plant, using licensed technology from DuPont that converts succinic acid to BDO, the company said.

“The goal is for the Sarnia plant to produce 35,000 [tonnes/year] of biosuccinic and 23,000 [tonnes/year] of biobased BDO at its peak,” the company said.

For more on BDO visit ICIS chemical intelligence

By: Bobbie Clark
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