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DSM and Roquette Freres Form Bio-Succinic Acid JV

2:22 AM MDT | June 28, 2010 | Natasha Alperowicz

DSM and Roquette Freres (Lestrem, France) say they have formed an equally owned joint venture, Reverdia V.o.f., for the production, commercialization and market development of bio-based succinic acid using starch as feedstock. The move follows a two-year collaboration between the two companies into the development of fermentation technology to make bio-succinic acid. The companies operate a demonstration plant at Lestrem built in 2009 and producing bio-succinic acid since earlier this year and are planning to scale it up to an undisclosed amount. The product is...

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