The new cellulosic value chain: The Digest’s 8-Slide Guide to Bioindustrial Innovation Canada

June 7, 2016 |

In April, we reported that Comet Biorefining has signed an off-take agreement with bio-succinic acid producer BioAmber for cellulosic dextrose from Comet’s upcoming first commercial plant in Sarnia, Ontario.  The dextrose will be produced from agricultural residues using Comet’s innovative technology.

The agreement also provided increasing shape to the development of an biobased industrial cluster in the Sarnia region of Ontario — a corn-growing region where farmers will provide agricultural residues  which will be processed into industrial-grade cellulosic dextrose by Comet. In turn, BioAmber will be the offtake partner for those sugars, and use its own proprietary technology to produce biobased succinic acid and high-value derivative chemicals including 1,4-butanediol (BDO) and tetrahydrofuran (THF).

Sandy Marshall, chairman of Bioindustrial Innovation Canada which was behind the creation of the Sarnia cellulosic value chain, gave this overview at ABLC Feedstocks.

Sandy Marshall ABFC2016 Presentation 5-25-16-page-002

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