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AkzoNobel sponsors study to assess viability of producing chemicals from beetroot sugars

9:31 AM MST | November 25, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

AkzoNobel has joined forces with SuikerUnie (Dinteloord the Netherlands), Rabobank (Utrecht, the Netherlands), Deloitte, Investment and Development Agency for the Northern Netherlands (NOM; Groningen, the Netherlands), Groningen Seaports (Delfzijl, the...


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