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UPC, Myriant and Sojitz Jointly Develop Bio-succinic Acid Based Plasticizers

In Massachusetts, Myriant Corporation announced it has formed a three-way joint development agreement with UPC and Sojitz to promote bio-succinic acid based plasticizers. UPC Group, the global leading producer of plasticizers, will utilize Myriant’s bio-succinic acid in the manufacture of bio-based, phthalate-free plasticizers. Simultaneously, the companies announced that Sojitz Corporation, Myriant’s sales and marketing partner, […]

December 3, 2014 More

BioAmber signs exclusive supply agreement for bio-succinic acid in lubricants

In Minnesota, BioAmber has signed an exclusive supply agreement for bio-based succinic acid with Oleon. Under the terms of the 5-year contract, which runs from 2014 to the end of 2018, BioAmber Sarnia, a joint venture with Mitsui & Co., will supply Oleon with bio-based succinic acid for the development and production of succinate lubricants. […]

December 3, 2014 More

BioAmber signs take-or-pay contract for three bio-succinic acid plants

In Minnesota, BioAmber announced  it has signed a 210,000 ton per year take-or-pay contract for bio-based succinic acid with Vinmar International. Under the terms of the 15-year master off-take agreement, Vinmar has committed to purchase 210,000 tons per year, when all three plants are built. Vinmar also committed to a minimum 10% equity investment of the […]

July 9, 2014 More

Reverdia to show 100% bio-based succinic acid at the American Coatings Show

In the Netherlands, Reverdia reports that as a first time exhibitor at the American Coatings Show 2014, Reverdia will highlight the benefits of Biosuccinium. This 100% bio-based succinic acid offers a more sustainable alternative to conventional raw materials such as fossil-based succinic acid, adipic acid or terephthalic acid. An updated “Biosuccinium in Resins and Coatings […]

April 1, 2014 More

Succinity produces first commercial quantities of biobased succinic acid

In Spain, Succinity GmbH, joint venture between Corbion Purac and BASF for the production and commercialization of biobased succinic acid, has announced the successful start-up of its first commercial production facility. The plant, located at the Corbion Purac site in Montmeló, Spain, has an annual capacity of 10,000 metric tons and is producing commercial quantities […]

March 4, 2014 More

Myriant supplies commercial quantities of bio-succinic acid to Oxea

In Massachusetts, Myriant has supplied commercial quantities of bio-succinic acid to Oxea, for use in the production of bio-based, phthalate-free plasticizers. The bio-succinic acid is produced at Myriant’s plant located in Lake Providence, LA. Oxea is expanding its broad product portfolio of phthalate-free plasticizers with its new bio-based Oxblue product line, addressing the demand for […]

February 20, 2014 More

Government of Canada invests in BioAmber bio-based succinic acid plant in Sarnia

In Canada, BioAmber Sarnia’s new bio-based succinic acid plant will receive a $12 million investment from the Harper Government to support its construction in Sarnia. The announcement was made by by Patricia Davidson, Member of Parliament for Sarnia–Lambton, alongside the Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario. The […]

August 29, 2013 More

Myriant produces bio-succinic acid at commercial scale

In Massachusetts, Myriant announced the successful scaling and commercial production of bio-succinic acid at ThyssenKrupp Uhde’s biotech commercial validation facility in Leuna, Germany. The production process met targets for commercial yield and product quality. Myriant and ThyssenKrupp Uhde signed an exclusive alliance agreement in 2009 to commercialize bio-succinic acid. The two companies have worked together […]

June 4, 2013 More

UOF researchers engineer new E. coli strain that can produce succinic acid

In Florida, the University of Florida News reports that researchers have engineered an E.coli bacterial strain named XW 136. The new strain can use sugarcane bagassse sourced sugars to produce over 30 gr/liter of succinate. The article quotes Xuan Wang, who was the lead author of the study which was printed in the March 5th […]

April 4, 2013 More

Succinic, meet traction: Myriant, Bayegan Group partner to commercialize renewable chemicals

Biosuccinic acid pioneer Myriant finds new offtake partner for EMEA markets. In Massachusetts, Myriant Corporation and Bayegan Group announced a broad collaboration agreement to commercialize Myriant’s bio-succinic acid in markets across the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa. Under the terms of the agreement, Bayegan has committed to annually purchase a pre-determined amount of Myriant’s bio-succinic […]

March 26, 2013 More