US Myriant files patent for bio-based acrylic acid process

28 March 2012 14:07  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--Myriant has filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to protect its process for making acrylic acid from renewable feedstocks, the US-based renewable chemicals producer said on Wednesday.

Massachusetts-headquartered Myriant added that it plans to offer customers samples of its bio-based acrylic acid in the second half of 2012.

Based on its progress so far, Myriant expects that its acrylic acid will be cost-competitive compared with petroleum-derived acrylic acid. The company said it would not require government subsidies to develop the process.

“Demand exists for affordable, high-performing drop-in bio-acrylic acid for existing large market applications,” said Myriant chief operating officer Cenan Ozmeral.

“Strategically and operationally, this is an important pipeline expansion product for the company, and we look forward to meeting customer requests for kilogramme-sized samples later this year.”

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