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OPX Biotechnologies Advances Acrylic Acid Platform

12:17 PM MST | December 22, 2011 | Rebecca Coons

OPX Biotechnologies, a Boulder, CO-based industrial biotechnology firm, says it reached several key development milestones with its acrylic acid production process in 2011 and will begin moving into demonstration-scale production in the first half of 2012. Proving a cost advantage and securing a big-name chemical partner are vital for any biobased chemical start-up looking to scale-up production, and OPX managed to do both this year. In April, the company signed a joint development agreement with Dow Chemical, the largest U.S. producer of acrylic acid and the...

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