BioAmber Produces Bio-based 1,4-Butanediol (1,4-BDO)
Production campaign converts multi ton quantities of bio-succinic acid into bio-based 1,4-BDO
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - BioAmber Inc. has scaled up its hydrogenation catalyst technology under license from DuPont and converted multi-ton quantities of bio-succinic acid into 100% bio-based 1,4-butanediol (1,4-BDO), tetrahydrofuran (THF) and gamma-butyrolactone (GBL). BioAmber believes the global addressable market for these products exceeds $4 billion, and that they are principally used to make polyesters, polyurethanes, spandex and biodegradable plastics.
Using bio-succinic acid made at its French facility as a starting material, BioAmber successfully completed a 1,4-BDO production campaign in collaboration with one of the world's leading commercial catalyst suppliers and a toll manufacturer possessing large-scale hydrogenation reactors and distillation columns.
"This is the culmination of two years of work and an important milestone in the development of our bio-based 1,4-BDO platform. We have been able to couple the DuPont catalyst technology with our bio-succinic acid production to manufacture high purity bio-based 1,4-BDO at demonstration scale," said Jim Millis, BioAmber's Chief Technology Officer. "We are developing an integrated plant engineering design that combines the production of bio-succinic acid and bio-based 1,4-BDO on a single site," he added.
High purity, bio-based 1,4-BDO is available from BioAmber for testing
and product development. Companies interested in obtaining samples
should contact Patrick Piot (firstname.lastname@example.org +33 6 75 72 88 87), or visit BioAmber's web site at www.bio-amber.com.
About BioAmber Inc.
BioAmber is a next generation chemicals company. Its proprietary technology platform combines industrial biotechnology, an innovative purification process and chemical catalysis to convert renewable feedstocks into chemicals for use in a wide variety of everyday products including plastics, food additives and personal care products. BioAmber produces bio-succinic acid in what it believes to be one of the world's largest bio-based chemical manufacturing facilities. For more information visit the company's web site at www.bio-amber.com.
SOURCE BIOAMBER INC.
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