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BioAmber Planning North American Biosuccinic Acid Project

1:57 PM MST | January 19, 2011 | Rebecca Coons

Succinic acid can be used as a feedstock for making high-volume chemicals such as 1,4-butanediol (BDO), but the high cost of producing it from petroleum-based feedstocks has kept the market relatively small at about 50,000 m.t./year. Consultants project this figure to triple in the next five years, as the scale-up of lower-cost, biobased routes opens up new applications....

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