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BioAmber to Build Succinic Acid Plant to Supply Mitsubishi Chemical and PTT’s Polybutylene Succinate Project in Thailand

6:30 AM MDT | September 14, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

Renewable chemistry company BioAmber (Minneapolis, MN) says it will build a biobased succinic acid plant in Thailand to exclusively supply PTT MCC Biochem (Bangkok), a 50-50 joint venture between energy company PTT (Bangkok) and Mitsubishi Chemical that was established earlier this year to produce polybutylene succinate (PBS), a biodegradable plastic, at Map Ta Phut, Thailand. Construction of the PBS plant will begin next year. Succinic acid is a raw material used for the production of PBS, along with 1,4-butanediol. The companies are conducting a feasibility...

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