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Metabolix Teams with Korean Firm for C4 Commercialization

1:23 PM MDT | July 28, 2011 | Nancy Seewald

Metabolix (Cambridge, MA) says it has signed a joint development agreement with CJ CheilJedang (CJ; Seoul) for the commercialization of renewable four-carbon (C4) industrial chemicals made from a fermentation process. CJ will contribute fermentation assets and expertise to produce pilot quantities of dried whole fermentation broth containing raw C4 chemicals. Metabolix will use its proprietary process to recover high-purity C4 chemicals directly from the broth. CJ operates world-scale fermentation facilities in Brazil, China, and Indonesia, all of which will be...

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