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U.S. Firm Plans Biorefinery in France

1:43 PM MDT | March 14, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

BioAmber, a joint venture between privately held biotechnology firm Diversified Natural Products (DNP; East Lansing, MI) and Agro Industries Recherche et Developpement (ARD; Pomacle, France), says it will build a biorefinery to produce bio-based fuels and chemicals at Bazancourt-Pomacle, France. The jv says the refinery will be operational in the summer of 2008. The facility will produce 5,000 m.t./year of succinic acid—a key “platform” chemical that can be converted into a range of derivates, including butanediol and tetrahydrofuran—via...

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