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Metabolix Signs PHA Supply Deal

3:42 PM MDT | July 26, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

Metabolix (Cambridge, MA) says it signed a letter of intent with Antibioticos S.A. for the toll production of biobased polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) at Antiobioticos’ Leon, Spain facility, a deal it calls a "significant step" toward establishing a new supply chain for its PHA-based Mirel biopolymers. The agreement comes six months after Archer Daniels Midland dissolved its PHA production joint venture with Metabolix and took ownership of the $300-million fermentation facility it built on the jv’s behalf—leaving Metabolix with no PHA...

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