UpdateUS BioAmber to complete Canada succinic acid plant in 2014

04 June 2013 15:12  [Source: ICIS news]

(adds comment from BioAmber about status of Canada project)

HOUSTON (ICIS)--BioAmber's joint-venture project with Mitsui to produce bio-based succinic acid in Canada is expected to be mechanically complete in 2014, an executive for the US-based renewable chemicals producer said on Tuesday.

The plant – at the Sarnia petrochemicals hub in Ontario – will have a capacity of 30,000 tonnes/year, Kristine Weigal, BioAmber business development manager for the Americas, told ICIS.

Weigal said that given growing market demand and improved technology, the project would have “full-scale capacity right away”/

In 2011 BioAmber and Japan's Mitsui & Co  announced plans for a bio-based succinic acid project at Sarnia, with an initial capacity of 17,000 tonnes/year and possible later expansion to 35,000 tonnes/year.

BioAmber said earlier on Tuesday that chemicals distribution major Brenntag would distribute BioAmber’s Bio-SA succinic acid and derivatives, including bio-based 1,4-butanediol (BDO), in the Americas.


By: Stefan Baumgarten
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