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Start-up Commissions First Commercial Biosuccinic Acid Plant

7:07 AM MST | January 21, 2010 | Alex Scott

Bioamber (Pomacle, France), a three year old joint venture between DNP Green Technology (Princeton, NJ) and (Agro-industrie Recherches et Développements (ARD; Pomacle), an agricultural technology group, says it has successfully begun operating the world’s first commercial-scale biosuccinic acid plant at Pomacle, France. Bioamber finished building the plant in November 2009 and has been operating the facility, using a feedstock of wheat-derived glucose, since December. The plant has an initial production capacity of 2,000 m.t./year.   Succinic...

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