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BioGold Forms Organic Chemical Unit

9:39 AM MDT | June 3, 2008 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Solid waste recycler BioGold Fuels (Los Angeles) says it has formed a new subsidiary to produce organic chemicals made from processed municipal solid waste. The new unit, BioGold Organic Chemicals, will focus initially on glacial acetic acid used in plastics production, but it will expand into bio-butanol and propanol, alternatives to ethanol and gasoline. BioGold says that it expects “growing demand” for green, organic-based plastics components, driven in part by rising costs and limited supply of fossil fuels. BioGold focuses on recycling solid...

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