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FSI halts renewable aspartic acid plant, citing economics

10:59 AM MST | February 25, 2014 | Rebecca Coons

Flexible Solutions International (FSI; Victoria, BC) says it has halted production at its Taber, AB, renewable aspartic acid production plant, citing unfavorable economics given the decline in oil and oil-derived aspartic acid. The company says it continues to believe in the “technical and economic viability of [its] sugar to L-aspartic acid process” but is seeking a partner to help it fund the process development needed to lower its costs. “For six years, we have researched and developed production of L-aspartic acid from sugar, a sustainable...

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