Reverdia starts up bio-based succinic acid plant in Italy

13 December 2012 17:12  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Reverdia has started operations at its 10,000 tonne/year bio-based succinic acid plant in Cassano Spinola near Genoa, Italy, the joint venture company between Dutch chemicals major DSM and France’s Roquette Freres, said on Thursday.

Reverdia said the plant uses a low-pH yeast technology to produce succinic acid from renewable feedstocks. Financial details were not disclosed.

The bio-based succinic acid produced at the facility can be use in a range of applications, including polybutylene succinate (PBS), polyester polyols for polyurethanes, coating and composite resins, phthalate-free plasticizers, and 1,4 butanediol, the company said. End products include footwear, packaging and paints, it said.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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