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Galactic Announces Involvement in Polylactic Acid Production Project

10:21 AM MDT | June 20, 2012 | Lindsay Frost

Galactic (Brussels, Belgium), a producer of lactates and lactic acid, announced their involvement in the “Eclipse” project launched by the European community as a part of the seventh framework programme. The project will use microalgae waste from the biodiesel process as a raw material for producing lactic acid by fermentation, which will then be used to produce polylactic acid (PLA). Thirteen companies will be involved in the project and the estimated cost is €5 million ($6.3 million). “We are very confident about this new type of...

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