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DSM and Roquette Build Commercial-Scale, Bio-Based Succinic Acid Plant

11:02 AM MDT | May 16, 2011 | —NATASHA ALPEROWICZ

DSM, and starch and starch derivatives company Roquette Frères (Lestrem, France), have announced plans to build a commercial-scale plant to produce bio-based succinic acid, the first nonfossil feedstock-derived chemical building block. The plant will be designed to produce 10,000 m.t./year and be Europe’s largest bio-based succinic acid facility. It will be built at Roquette’s Cassano Spinola, Italy site and be onstream in the second half of 2012. Investment details were not disclosed. DSM and Roquette have been developing the technology...

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