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BioAmber Proves Biobased BDO
April 23, 2012
BioAmber (Minneapolis) says it has produced multi-ton quantities of 1,4-butanediol (BDO), tetrahydrofuran, and gamma-burtyrolactone from biobased succinic acid. The company used hydrogenation catalyst technology licensed from DuPont. Demonstrating BDO production is a key milestone for the company, which has already announced plans to build at least three biobased succinic acid facilities that include capacity to convert succinic acid to...
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