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Myriant Begins Scaling Biobased Acrylic Acid Process

9:13 AM MDT | March 28, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

Myriant (Quincy, MA) says it is “immediately” initiating scale-up activities of biobased acrylic acid in order to ship kilogram-sized quantities for potential customers in the second half of 2012. The company has also filed for U.S. patent protection. The announcement broadens Myriant’s pipeline, which consists of biobased D(-) lactic acid and biobased succinic acid. “Bio-acrylic acid, like our first two products, is an important chemical building-block monomer and demand exists for affordable, high-performing drop in bio-acrylic acid for...

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