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ThyssenKrupp inaugurates Europe's first multipurpose fermentation plant for biobased chemicals
July 10, 2013 | Natasha Alperowicz
ThyssenKrupp today commissioned Europe’s first multipurpose fermentation plant for the continuous production of biobased chemicals, at Leuna, Germany. The facility, built at a cost of €20 million ($25.7 million), will enable ThyssenKrupp to further expand its R&D in the area of biochemicals based on renewable raw materials. The products can be used as starting materials for biodegradable plastics, such as polylactic acid and polybutylene succinate. Bioplastics can be processed into packaging materials, films, and textiles. About 4.5 million...
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